Mum whose coronavirus ‘filled lungs with water’ begs people to stay at home

A mum who was diagnosed with coronavirus has made a desperate plea to urge people to "respect the quarantine" because "it is not a flu".

Marcela Diaz Young said she stopped breathing at her worst time and spoke about the symptoms of the deadly virus that killed more than 16,500 people around the world.

In the clip, she says: "I had a really, really bad week last week. I still struggle to breathe.

"Everyone says 'you won’t die Marcela'. I won’t die, I know that, but we are infecting people with the risk they’ll die.

“Last week for me, was such a horrible week. It is the most horrible thing that can happen to you. You cannot breathe properly."

Marcela, believed to be from London, thought she was having a normal flu, but an X-ray scan showed that her lung was filled with water, which stopped her from breathing properly.

She coughs and fights back her tears and continues: "I'm trying to be positive. I'm scared.

"I know I won't die. But I want to say to everyone please, stay at home. Please, please, respect the quarantine.

"This is very, very serious. People with a lot of health problems can die so don’t be selfish. Think about the people at risk."

Last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a complete lockdown of the UK for at least three weeks, banning people from leaving their homes and meeting in groups of more than two people.

The police will have the power to enforce the rules and also issue fines for any rule-breakers.

The announcement came after thousands of Brits disregarded the advice of social distancing by flocking to beaches, parks and markets over the weekend.

  • Coronavirus
  • Boris Johnson
  • Donald Trump
  • London

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