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Covid-19: confined for 14 months after 78 positive tests, a desperate Turk appeals to the authorities


A 56-year-old man cannot put an end to the Covid. After 78 tests and more than a year of isolation in hospital or at home, his body would not be able to get rid of the virus. A situation that cuts him off from all social life.

Daily Sabah, a Turkish daily, recounts the despair of a 56-year-old man in Turkey, who has multiplied positive tests since the start of the pandemic. He is the winner of a total of 78 positive tests since November 2020 when his galley began.

An immune deficiency

Muzaffer Kayasan, received his first diagnosis at the end of 2020, when he was suffering from Leukemia. He was quickly taken to hospital. Released some time later, he isolated himself at home in Istanbul while he recovered from the disease. Unfortunately, since then, the 50-year-old has not been able to treat himself and continues to test positive. In total, Muzaffer Kayasan spent 9 months in hospital and 5 months at home, the newspaper reports.

The doctors who take care of his case would have diagnosed him with a fragile immune system, due to his Leukemia. He would undergo drug treatment to help him fight the virus, “a very difficult process”. His wife and son stayed by his side for some time and repeatedly tested negative. “No one except them stayed with me. I think I’m more exposed to the virus than them. […] Even a cat that goes through the window can infect me,” he quips.

An appeal to the Turkish authorities

Regarding the tests which remain positive over the weeks, the doctors explained to him that he was “cured” but that the virus still persisted in his body. The man cannot therefore leave his home and is forced into isolation. A complex situation that prevents him from having a classic social life. “I have no problem here, apart from not being able to touch my loved ones. It’s very hard. I can’t even get vaccinated because of my condition,” he told the local daily. .

He has just appealed to the Turkish authorities to find a solution to his case. For the time being, the government has not reacted publicly to his message of distress.