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Greta Thunberg says she's recovering from what she believes was 'very likely' a mild case of COVID-19

Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg posted on her Instagram account Tuesday that she is quite certain she's recovering from a mild bout of COVID-19.

The 17-year-old said she returned to Sweden from a trip to Central Europe and started feeling sick about 10 days ago, as did her father. They quarantined away from her mother and sister and are now on the mend, but Thunberg implored her followers to abide by their governments' guidelines and remain as isolated as possible to help slow the pandemic even if they're in lower risk groups like she is.

Thunberg was never actually tested because in Sweden only people in need of emergency medical treatment are able to undergo the diagnostic process, while others exhibiting milder symptoms are told to stay home and isolate. Still, she believes it's "extremely likely" she contracted the virus because of the symptoms and her recent travel circumstances. Read more at The New York Times.