Grandad stuck in Covid quarantine for 14 months after SEVENTY EIGHT positive tests – World News


Leukemia sufferer Muzaffer Kayasan, 56, has continually tested positive for Covid since November 2020 and joked “even a cat passing by the window” could infect him

Muzaffer Kayasan is desperate to see his family in person
Muzaffer Kayasan is desperate to see his family in person

A marooned man has been stuck in quarantine for 14 months after testing positive for coronavirus 78 times in a row.

Muzaffer Kayasan keeps getting positive lateral flow results and is desperate for an exemption so he can finally see his grandchildren again.

The 56-year-old, who has leukemia, first got Covid-19 in November 2020 but did not fall severely ill and was soon discharged from hospital.

However, he failed to ever test negative after the first two weeks of isolation at home from the killer bug.

And poor Muzaffer has since spent nine months in the hospital and another five months at home in Istanbul, Turkey, in self-isolation.

He hasn’t been in the outside world since because he can’t fully shake off the virus – and is desperate to be with his family, reports Turkish news agency İhlas.

Are you in a similar situation to Muzaffer? Let us know at [email protected]

Muzaffer Kayasan has been stuck in quarantine for 14 months
(

Image:

Arife Karakum/TNG)

Self-isolation in Turkey is terminated after a week for coronavirus patients, but only if they test negative. Until then, Muzaffer will have to remain indoors.

He is now reportedly petitioning Turkish authorities to find a solution to his unique situation, in the hope that he might be exempted from Turkey’s Covid rules.

His wife and son, as well as his grandchildren, can visit but can only see Muzaffer through the window.

“I first thought I was a carrier, but this is not the case,” he said.

Muzaffer has had 78 positive tests in a row
(

Image:

Arife Karakum/TNG)

“I think I am more exposed to the virus.

“Even a cat passing by the window can infect me,” he joked.

“I was recovered, but I still have the remnants of Covid-19 in my body.

“This is the only explanation I was given for the positive tests,” he added.

Muzaffer says he still has the “remnants” of Covid in his system
(

Image:

Arife Karakum/TNG)

“I have no problem here other than being unable to touch my loved ones.

“It is very hard. I can’t even get vaccinated because of my condition.”

The National reported that Muzaffer’s doctors said that he has struggled to recover from Covid because he is immunocompromised due to his leukemia.

Muzaffer’s wife and son can visit but he can’t have contact with them
(

Image:

Arife Karakum/TNG)

He believes he is still alive thanks to drugs that help boost his immune system, the media outlet said.

It comes after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s sudden vow to ditch Covid rules was condemned by one of his own scientific advisers over the weekend.

The move was criticized as an attempt to save his job by distracting attention from the Partygate scandal and currying favor with the public.

Experts say they were taken by surprise by the announcement which put millions at risk.

Prof Susan Michie, of the Sage committee, said: “It’s too early to lift the self-isolation rules when we still have over 200 deaths a day.”

She said Sage estimated that protective behavior such as masks and self-isolation cut transmission 20 to 45%.

“Removing these protections is a political not a public health decision, conveniently distracting from the PM and colleagues’ breaking of Covid 19 rules,” she added.

Read More

Read More




www.mirror.co.uk

Related Posts

George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *