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newsTimesLIVE reports that the US embassy has revealed that its ambassador to SA, Lana Marks, spent 10 days in intensive care while recovering from Covid-19.  

In a statement on Monday, Marks detailed how she started to experience Covid-19 symptoms the day after Christmas and ended up in ICU two days later.  The embassy declined to say in which city the ambassador was hospitalised.  Marks was discharged from hospital late last week, and continues to receive care at home.  She described Covid-19 as a tremendously serious and unpredictable illness, and the most physically debilitating experience of her life.  She also sang the praises of the hospital staff who cared for her, saying:  “I will forever be grateful for the excellent level of care that I received from the South African doctors and nurses who tended to me in the hospital.  I am just one of tens of thousands of Covid-19 patients that SA’s health-care workers and hospitals have treated with the utmost professionalism, putting their own lives at risk to practise their calling.  Having seen them on the front lines of this battle for nearly a year, and now having had my own life in their hands, I will always remember their heroism and dedication and all that they sacrifice and risk as they fight this dangerous illness on behalf of their countrymen.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Andisiwe Makinana at TimesLIVE

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