New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: TV actress Debi Mazar--famous for her act in Civil Wars TV series-- on Sunday took to social media to confirm that she has tested positive for the COVID-19. The 55-year-old hopped to Instagram to reveal the symptoms that she developed last week, adding she is now living under quarantine with her family. The actress even added that her husband and daughters also suffered a low-grade headache, sore throat, headaches and high fever.

In the long description on the picture sharing site, Debi Mazar wrote that "I am ok!" before informing that her entire family had suffered from headaches, low fever, body aches, sore throat, dry cough nearly a month ago. She felt that it was seasonal but it felt "unusual/ different". A couple of weeks later she woke up with same symptoms but super intense body aches and 102.4 fever. It was when she realised that maybe she has developed flu or Coronavirus.

Sharing her experience, she added, "I had had cocktails the evening prior and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends. I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16 (March 16). He said no, I didn't meet the criteria. I hadn't recently traveled out of the country and I hadn't been with someone who had actually tested positive.

"I found this kind of a crazy criterion for a New Yorker as I had taken the subway, gone to the theater, the grocery store, the pharmacy, hair salon, etc. I was the mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies and bleach wipes, dry goods, extra food, etc. Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely, my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC and forbidding movement outside the home without permission, like China and all of Europe?"

Debi Mazar also shared her health update and wrote, "A friend told me that CityMD/Urgent Care in my neighborhood had test kits, which appealed to me as I wanted to stay away from the hospital. I went on 3/17 (March 17). First, I was tested for the flu - which was negative. Then they tested me for Covid-19. I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results, which would take 3-7 days (in South Korea, it takes two hours). Well...today is day 5 and I just found out. I'm hoping I've been through the worst of it already. It's very 'morphy.' One day I feel crappy and the next I'm normal. Today, my lungs are heavy but I'm tough."

"I can breathe and I'm going to heal here, in my own home! My family is under quarantine for 14 days. They have no symptoms. I think we all had it possibly already? Who knows? Anyhow, stay home people! Protect yourselves and your loved ones. Build up your immune systems. Good luck and god bless us all!" she added.

 
 
 
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I have just tested positive for Covid-19.I AM OK! About a month ago my entire home(husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug- Low grade fever,headaches,sore throat,body aches,ears ringing and a dry cough.It cleared up quickly.Seasonal I thought?but it felt unusual/different... Two weeks later,March 15th,I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches,and 102.4 fever.I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona? I had had cocktails the evening prior,and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends.I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16.He said NO,I didn’t meet the criteria.I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country&I hadnt been with someone who had actually tested positive.I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NY’er as I had taken the subway,gone to the theater,the grocery store,the pharmacy,hair salon,etc.I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies&bleach wipes,dry goods.extra food etc. Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely,my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC &forbidding movement outside the home without permission,like China and all of Europe? Prospect Park yesterday,i hear was jumpin’! A friend told me that CityMD/Urgent Care in my neighborhood had test kits,which appealed to me as I wanted to stay away from the hospital. I went on 3/17.First I was tested for the flu-which was negative.Then they tested me for Covid-19. I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results,which would take 3-7 days(in S.Korea it takes two hours) Well..today is day 5 and I just found out.Im hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already.Its very “morphy”.One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal.Today my lungs are heavy,but I’m tough. I can breath,and I’m going to heal here,in my own home!My family is under quarantine for 14 days.They have no symptoms.I think we all had it possibly already?Who knows. Anyhow,stay home people!Protect yourselves&your loved ones.Build up your immune systems.Good Luck&God Bless us all! #alonetogether #physicaldistancing #stayhome

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The actress has joined a growing number of stars who have tested positive for the COVID-19 such as Rachel Mathews, Tom Hanks, Idris Alba, Indira Varma, Kristofer Hivju. The novel coronavirus was first tested in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

The outbreak has so far claimed the lives of 11,000 people across the world, with more than 1,66,000 confirm cases of the pandemic.

In India, 341 people have so far tested positive for the coronavirus, including singer Kanika Kapoor.

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