Israel’s earliest COVID case says she’s still not fully recovered

As Israel marks a million COVID cases, the country’s first person to be infected, Shalva Dahan, says she still suffers from coronavirus symptoms, 18 months on.

Dahan was among six Israeli passengers from Japan’s Diamond Princess cruise-ship to contract COVID in February 2020.

In an interview with the Ynet news site, Dahan says: “I have symptoms, but I’m dealing with it. It includes hair loss, mood swings, sometimes I cry.”

“You don’t fully recover,” she says. “I was a happy woman, laughing, always singing and dancing — and there are moments I can no longer do that. My body doesn’t let me. I’m still anxious about this whole story, particularly as we’re still in this pandemic,” she says.

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