Sania Mirza said she has completely recovered from Covid-19 but urged her fans to stay safe, conceding that it was ‘scary’ to be away from her son and family during isolation.

This virus is no joke: Sania Mirza reveals she had contracted Covid-19 but recovered (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSSania Mirza said he had contracted Covid-19 earlier this yearSania shared an emotional post, explaining the ‘scary’ isolation periodThe uncertainty of it is extremely hard to deal with not just physically but mentally: Sania

Tennis star Sania Mirza on Tuesday revealed she had contracted Covid-19 earlier this year but said she didn’t have any major symptoms and has completely recovered from it. Sania thanked the almighty, saying she is “absolutely fine” now but that the ordeal of being in isolation was difficult to handle.

Sania Mirza has not played on the WTA Tour since the Qatar Open in February 2020. The 6-time Grand Slam champion returned to action on a winning note, sealing the Hobart International along with Nadiia Kichenok in January last year but hasn’t competed on the tour for close to a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sania shared an emotional post on social media saying it was extremely difficult for her to stay away from her 2-year-old son and family while battling with uncertainty during the isolation period.

“Just a bit of info as to what’s been going on since the year began.. I had contracted covid 19 – I am healthy and absolutely fine now by grace of the almighty but I just wanted to share my experience,” Sania wrote

“I was lucky to not have any major symptoms for the most part of it, but I was in isolation and the toughest part was to stay away from my 2 year old and family.”

‘This virus is no joke’

Sania said she had contracted the virus despite taking all precautions and urged everyone to wear masks and continue washing their hands.

“..this virus is no joke, I took all the precautions as I could but still contracted it ..we must do everything we can to protect our friends and family.. wear your masks,wash your hands and protect yourself and your loved ones..we are in this fight together,” she said.

A quick update .. #Allhamdulillah I am fine now ..

— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) January 19, 2021

Sharing her experience, Sania said staying in isolation away from her family was “scary”.

“I can’t even imagine what ppl and their families are going through when ppl are sick in the hospital all alone and by was scary as you aren’t very sure what to expect and hear so many different things and stories.

“ get a new symptom every day and the uncertainty of it is extremely hard to deal with not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well.”

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