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21 Mar 2020

Cold virus

Last week I had to travel to England for my step-father's funeral. I did my best to keep my physical distance from everyone, but on the antiquated and overcrowded rail system that was a bit of a challenge...

On Thursday I had a headache, which I put down to exhaustion, dehydration and caffeine, as I'd had caffeinated drinks while in England which I don't normally have anymore, and been travelling since before 5 am all day Wednesday. On Friday the headache has gone away, but I'm clearly suffering from a cold now. Feeling a little tired, slight cough and generally a bit lethargic.

About 20% of colds are caused by corona-viruses, so there is a 1 in five chance that I have a corona virus infection. Next week I'll find out if it's the current world famous SARS-CoV-2 or a more mundane one...

France is in lockdown, you don't go out of the house unless you have a good reason and a signed form, England was partying like nothing is happening, and I must admit I found being in England very surreal to say the least...

Given my travels and current cold I think it's best to self-isolate for the next fortnight. If my symptoms deteriorate the COVID-19 test station is in the playing field at the bottom of the street, so a 250 m walk at the most.