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'I never worry about my health. I'm not a huge worrier. But I was scared'

Dr Ciara Kelly


The last normal day was over a week ago. Since then, the virus has descended and another family member has symptoms. Dr Ciara Kelly gives a sufferer's eye view

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A worrying week: Dr Ciara Kelly at home in Greystones after being diagnosed with Covid-19

A worrying week: Dr Ciara Kelly at home in Greystones after being diagnosed with Covid-19

A worrying week: Dr Ciara Kelly at home in Greystones after being diagnosed with Covid-19

Friday: The last day that was normal was Friday 13. The last day I left the house.

It wasn't fully normal. They'd closed the schools the day before and the musical I was in, in The Pavilion, had ended two days into the run because the theatre was closed but I still went to work. Did the show on Newstalk, wrote my column at my desk, did an interview with Off The Ball about health risks and Cheltenham.

I drove home in good spirits. Picked up some Indian food on the way. Thought about a bottle of white wine I had in the fridge. I did buy some paracetamol on the way. We'd been talking about the imminent arrival of coronavirus all week. But I was looking forward to Friday night.