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Taslima Nasrin infected with Covid-19 despite staying home for over a year

  • Published at 03:04 pm May 9th, 2021
Banished from her homeland with a bounty on her head, author Taslima Nasreen has been forced to live in exile for more than a quarter of a century AFP

The writer says she hasn’t stepped out of home for over a year

Writer and activist Taslima Nasrin has been tested positive for the coronavirus.

In social media posts on Sunday, Taslima said she’s still unaware of how she got infected despite being homebound for over a year and that she was slowly recovering.

The writer currently resides in India after being forced to leave Bangladesh in 1994 amid protests.

i haven't stepped out of my home for more than a year. Didn't allow anyone to enter my home. i was alone with a cat. And then i caught covid-19. Wish i knew how i caught it. ☹️

"I haven't stepped out of my home for more than a year. Didn't allow anyone to enter my home. I was alone with a cat. And then I caught covid-19. Wish I knew how caught it," Nasrin wrote on Twitter. 

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Meanwhile, in the Facebook post, Taslima wrote: I'm forever very unlucky. I have been alone in the house since March of last year, an indoor cat as a companion, didn't take a step outside, didn't let anyone enter the house, cooked, washed the dishes, clothes, cleaned the house, and did everything by myself. Was it worth anything?

আমি চিরকালই বড় দুর্ভাগা। এই যে গত বছরের মার্চ মাস থেকে একা আছি ঘরে, একখানা ইন্ডোর ক্যাট সঙ্গী, কোথাও এক পা বেরোলাম না,...

Posted by Taslima Nasrin on Sunday, May 9, 2021

“No, it wasn’t. Covid happened. Only went outside for an hour in the past one year, two months ago, to get the first vaccine jab. That dose may have created some antibodies thus was able to survive this time.” 

Taslima was forced to leave Bangladesh in 1994 after protests against her over allegations of hurting religious sentiments through some of her writings.

Taslima currently resides in India. According to reports, she is currently living in Delhi.

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