Coronavirus: JK Rowling has ‘recovered’ from all symptoms but has not been tested

Harry Potter author also urged her followers to listen to professional advice on how to improve coronavirus pains

Adam White
Tuesday 07 April 2020 09:40 BST
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JK Rowling has revealed she has “completely recovered” from what she believes was coronavirus, despite not being tested for the illness.

The Harry Potter author wrote on Twitter that she had experienced “all symptoms” of Covid-19 over the last two weeks. She also shared a viral video demonstrating a specific breathing technique to be used by those who believe they have the virus.

“Please watch this doc from Queens Hospital explain how to relieve respiratory symptoms [sic],” Rowling wrote.

“For last 2 weeks I've had all symptoms of C19 (tho haven't been tested) & did this on doc husband's advice. I'm fully recovered & technique helped a lot.”

After being bombarded with messages of support from her followers, Rowling returned with a second tweet to reiterate her current health.

“Thank you for your kind and lovely messages!” she added. “I really am completely recovered and wanted to share a technique that’s recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me.”

“Stay safe, everyone x,” she concluded.

The video shared by Rowling sees Sarfaraz Munshi, a doctor at Queen’s Hospital, Essex, offer advice on methods of breathing which should prevent coronavirus symptoms worsening.

Last week (4 April), Rowling condemned social media influencers who have been shaming their followers into being productive during coronavirus lockdown.

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