British Defence Minister Describes Having Covid-19

Britain's Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Files

Britain’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Files

Wallace, who was infected with the virus at the end of March, said It wasn’t severe but it mentally tapped his will because it “comes and goes, it ebbs and flows.”

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  • Last Updated: May 4, 2020, 12:59 PM IST

London: Having Covid-19 was “bloody awful,” British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on Monday, adding that the virus had sapped his energy, reduced his will and temporarily taken away his sense of taste and smell for days.

Asked by Sky News how it was to have Covid-19, Wallace said: “Bloody awful if you want the honest truth.”

“It wasn’t severe but it mentally taps your will because it comes and goes, it ebbs and flows,” said Wallace, who was infected with the virus at the end of March.

“I sat on my own in my flat in London for 8 days and I lost taste and smell, and it’s a sort of energy-sapping thing that reduces your will.”

“But it then disappeared and I took some more precautions but in the end, I went back to work,” Wallace said.

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