‘Harry Potter’ Author J.K Rowling Recovers From Coronavirus Symptoms
On Monday, Rowling who is best known as the author of the fantasy series Harry Potter revealed on her Twitter page that she had experienced all the symptoms of the diseases for the past 2 weeks, although she had not been tested.
“For last 2 weeks, I’ve had all symptoms of C19 (tho haven’t been tested).”
Rowling also shared a video of a breathing technique she said had helped her through her worst symptoms.
“Thank you for your kind and lovely messages! 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”
In the video, Dr Sarfaraz Munshi, who works at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, east London, said that the practice is used on intensive care patients. But added that the technique is the “only way” to get oxygen into the base of the lungs – which can help anyone fight off the infection.
Rowling last week announced that “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” the first book in the Harry Potter series, will be available for free worldwide as an ebook and audiobook throughout April, as part of an initiative to help parents, carers and teachers entertain housebound children.
Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. In all, the seven volumes of the saga, translated into 79 languages in 200 countries, have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide. She is the UK’s best-selling living author, with sales in excess of £238 million.