30 November, 2020

Corona Ward Diary

Class 11 student Nishant Pradhan was hospitalised after he and his entire family tested positive for Covid. The stay was an eye-opener for him and his respect for the Covid Warriors has grown all the more.

Illustration by Saahil
Corona Ward Diary
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2020-10-23T13:22:28+05:30
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This pandemic is easily the most haunting event of our times—singularly daunting as well as humbling that taught us to look at things in a new mirror, revise our perspective on and approach towards life, seek answers to questions that we never thought existed. I, barely a month shy of my 17th birthday as I write, had a close encounter with COVID-19. It was a Monday morning when I, along with my entire family, tested positive for Covid. I was asymptomatic and calm, full of thoughts but not a pinch of panic passed through my mind. A thought accompanied me all along the drive to hospital: “Why I’m not panicking”? Somewhere deep within me I had this intuition that this happened for a reason—to appreciate, respect and salute the selfless and tireless service of medical professionals, our brave Corona Warriors.

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