Mum of boy, 5, ‘with coronavirus’ pleads with other parents to ‘take it seriously’ and ‘stay at home’ – The Sun
25th March 2020

THE mum of a boy who claims he caught coronavirus has warned Brits to take the killer virus seriously.

Lauren Fulbrook, 30, told of her panic as she rushed her five-year-old son to hospital with a fever and has urged people to stay at home.

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Little Alfie was admitted to hospital suspected of having the bug as his temperature spiked.

The 30-year-old carer took to Facebook to speak out and urge parents to "stop brushing it [coronavirus] under the carpet".

The mother-of-two from Worcestershire, wrote: "Coronavirus is NOT a joke.

"Please stop brushing it under the carpet and putting not only your own lives at risk but everyone else's just because you want to go to the pub, or to a restaurant or think you need 7 packs of 24 toilet rolls, as a Covid-19 positive household, I've seen the effects it has.

"I've had to watch my five-year-old son go from having all the energy in the world to not moving, not eating, hardly drinking or urinating.

"His temperature wouldn't go below the 40s and at its highest was 42.3 which caused vomiting.

"I watched him hallucinating and crying from his headache, being taken to hospital by ambulance to be put in isolation pods and be swabbed for the virus and confirmed positive."

She ended her post with a message to those who are ignoring government advice to stay at home during the global crisis.

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