Roxy Burger opens up about Covid-19 struggles: Everyone in the house has it
TV host Roxy Burger has opened up about her Covid-19 battle in an emotional post to remind Mzansi that the pandemic isn't over just because SA is on alert level one.
The media personality took to Instagram to let fans in on her recent fight to recover from the virus after she revealed that her entire family had been exposed to it.
“I know I’ve been quiet ... So this is me, wearing a mask in my home 24/7, trying to protect our children, while we get over Covid-19. Take this as a gentle warning: this pandemic is not over. I am so careful. I limit my exposure. I am the most paranoid person. I sanitise everything. I barely go anywhere. We help our nanny with private transport so that she can get to work safely. Infection rates are low. And we all still caught this virus. We have no idea from where. Level 1 does not mean that corona has disappeared,” she said.
An emotional Roxy said the hardest thing for her was the fear of how the virus would affect her children.
“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever been through, I was petrified to even hold my baby. I can’t hug or kiss Ady.”
“Finn had a sky high fever over the weekend — we couldn’t break it and had to take him to casualty (we were discharged once given meds and fever was controlled). He may have it since all three of his primary caregivers tested + but we can’t be sure without a swab — it’s likely — but we have decided not to test him because we are isolating as a family and both my kids had already been exposed before we knew we were +. Plus I really don’t think my anxiety could handle it,” she said.
Read her full emotional post below:
Roxy's fans and industry friends filled her comment section with well wishes for her and her family.
Ayanda Thabethe, Pearl Modiadie and Refilwe Modiselle were among the many celebs who offered prayers and comforting words to Roxy.
“Oh no Rox! So sorry friend. Praying for a speedy recovery for you and your family!” Ayanda said.
“This has made me shed a tear, I’m sending you all my love,” added Pearl.
“You'll be just fine @roxyburger. Be assured that your kids are not at risk the most (I know couples with kids who have been through this). Focus on you and your hubby (the adults) recovery. It's gonna pass. Lots of love ,” said Refilwe.
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