Frozen 2 Actor Rachel Matthews Shares Her Coronavirus Symptoms
The actor, who plays Honeymaren in the animated sequel, recently confirmed she had contracted the disease and took to social media to share her experience with recovery.
Writing on Instagram, the 26-year-old said: "Hey guys, I tested positive for Covid-19 and have been in quarantine the last week. Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info but will keep you posted) but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise.
"I'm feeling better but will be posting some info that I hope will be helpful to some.
"Please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions. I really would love to help any way I can.
"Again, let's please be mindful of our decisions - now is the time to be smart and responsible. Let's take care of one another!! Xx"
As well as informing fans of her diagnosis, she also went on to offer a day-by-day update of how she was doing, the symptoms she was experiencing, and how she was feeling as a result of the illness.
Sharing a screenshot of notes she left describing her past week, she wrote: "Thought I'd write down my week in order. Symptoms do vary!! Hope this is helpful for some."
Rachel explained how she suffered from headaches and a sore throat on the first day, which had escalated to 'horrible body aches, chills, sharp pain in lungs' by the second day.
By the time she reached the latter days of the week, the actor said she was 'still experiencing shortness of breath, loss of appetite, fatigue and no taste/smell,' but was 'doing okay' overall.
Rachel then criticised the US government for not being as prepared as other countries to deal with the outbreak, adding: "Our country is very behind and we don't have much of a system in place.
"If you have any symptoms at all but can't find a test please just treat yourself as if you are positive (you most likely are)."
Earlier this week, Idris Elba revealed he had tested positive for Covid-19, saying on Twitter he had no symptoms but had been in isolation after suspecting he may have been exposed to the virus.
The star shared a video update on Twitter, writing: "This morning I tested positive for Covid-19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.
"Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing.
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