On Tuesday the nation woke up to the shocking announcement from actor Purab Kohli who now lives in London, that Purab and his entire family were tested positive for the Corona virus.
Having known Purab for years, I immediately got in touch with him and he seemed pretty calm .
Speaking exclusively to this writer Purab said, “I was a bit overwhelmed with messages yesterday after I put up my post about what we went through. It wasn’t as bad as it sounds.We are all well and much much better now.”
Going back to recount when it all started Purab says, “It felt like a regular flu ,Subhash, and I didn’t believe we had it until we started talking to the GP(general practitioner) which was on day 6 and we found out that someone we knew and were in contact with got serious with the infection and taken to hospital. By then I was already better.”
While Purab and the kids had it mild his British wife Lucy was more intensely infected. “My wife was hit little harder and was feeling low even on day eight. So those couple of days it was a little worrying, but once she went into a full rest, she fought it off and recovered too.”
The children who were mildly affected have also recovered. And Purab is waiting at home for the virus to exit.
What is Purab’ s advice for the infected? “I’m not a doctor. But whatever we did was very basic and organic. Haldi, ginger honey mixtures to soothe the throat. My wife was hit a little harder by the virus .I gave her kadha(home made throat and lung beverage) home remedies that my mother gave us when we had fever during childhood. The idea is to give the body as much rest as possible. Because this virus can really sap your energy.My wife felt drained out until the ninth day of the infection while I was weak until the seventh day. You could also have difficulty breathing while sleeping. A hotwater bottle on the chest really helps. Besides these simple remedies just stay calm don’t panic and take lots of rest.”