A Dublin woman has given an emotional insight into what it is like to battle Covid-19.
Yvonne Kinsella recorded a video from her hospital bed where she is currently fighting the virus.
The mother-of-two and grandmother-of-two said that she is not sure how she contracted the disease.
She had been trying her best to self-isolate as she has a compromised immune system and asthma.
As well as the coronavirus, Yvonne has also developed pneumonia.
In a video recorded for Claire Byrne Live, she described her fear as she was being admitted to hospital, unsure if she would ever leave.
"I asked my husband to find a will that we had in a drawer and I signed it.
She said that all that she can do is hope that she will soon turn a corner and will start to get better.
At the time of recording the video, her temperature was still raised and her heartbeat was "still going up".
"You go asleep and you just hope that God will wake you up, that you don't have to go to ICU, every time the doctor comes in you hope that they're not coming to tell you bad news," Yvonne said through tears.
She described the family getting the diagnosis as heartbreaking and said they were not able to get to each other to comfort one another.
She praised the care she is being given by the staff pointing out how difficult it is for those working on the frontlines who are leaving behind their own families to look after others.
"They are incredible."
Yvonne pleaded with people to take the Covid-19 emergency seriously and told the public not to be fools.
You can watch Yvonne's full video below:
"You go asleep & you just hope that God will wake you up - that you don’t have to go to ICU" - Yvonne has Cov-19 & is in hospital.March 30, 2020