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A Journal of The Royal of Medicine (2021) states that people with Covid-19 have experienced mild to moderate illness. The average recovery time after being infected with Covid-19 is two to three weeks. The duration of recovery depends on the severity of the symptoms. Regardless of the severity of the acute infection, one in five people may experience symptoms for more than five weeks. One in ten have symptoms for more than 12 weeks. This condition is known as post-covid.

By July 2021, the total number of Covid-19 cases had surpassed 200 million globally, with the death toll exceeding 4 million, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Many institutions are anticipating the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, the Covid-19 Task Force Team of the Faculty of Psychology and Socio-Cultural Sciences UII conducts Covid tracing regularly. Until July 2021, the Covid-19 Task Force stated that Covid-19 had infected 34 students after a search was carried out. Many of them are self-isolating or hospitalized. The Covid-19 task force stated that currently there are seven students living in Jogja while staying at the boarding house, and one of them lives with his family. Two of them have recovered from Covid-19.

A person who has been infected with the coronavirus can have four weeks or more. Even someone who doesn’t have coronavirus symptoms can experience post-covid symptoms. This condition can have different types of health problems over time.

Based on dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah from Depok Regional Hospital, West Java, Indonesia, through Alodokter, Monday (19/07/21), said there were several symptoms that might be a continuation of Covid-19 (post-covid). “Like heavy breathing, stuffy nose on one side, and a feeling of tightness. But in fact, these symptoms can also occur due to other triggers,” said dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah. Dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah also added that these various complaints arise because they are exacerbated by heart problems, anemia, rhythm disturbances, or others. 

Nadia Nurotul Fuadah suggested that if the symptoms were mild, Covid patients needed to be treated at home. People infected with Post-covid need plenty of rest. Don’t take drugs carelessly. There’s no need to panic or worry too much; manage stress and stay calm. You can lift your head so that you sleep more soundly. You can compress certain areas with warm compresses if you feel uncomfortable. Gas-containing foods are prohibited. Drinks containing caffeine, milk, and soda are also not recommended. Exercise to make your body stronger. Stop smoking so that the disease does not get worse. 

Do not hesitate to consult the nearest doctor if the symptoms are severe. Health workers can refer you to an in-house specialist or doctor, or health facility if your illness worsens.

Currently, according to a journal from an American public health agency called the CDC or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019), the best prevention of covid is to get a covid vaccine. It is recommended that everyone aged 12 years and over get the covid vaccine as soon as possible. Patients who have recovered from Covid or Post-Covid can also get the vaccine. A healthy lifestyle is also important to fight the symptoms of the coronavirus. Environmental support to overcome shame or unfounded fear of infecting others is also needed to lift the spirits of corona survivors.


Writer/ Reporter: Erinna Zandra (UII Student at Department of Communications, Class of 2017, Internship Student of International Program at Department of Communications UII)

Editor: AP Wicaksono