bst365体育投注网址大全Nuno Monteiro, 33, of Brockton, said he is now quarantined at his home after testing positive for the coronavirus. Monteiro, a DJ and part-time employee of a T-shirt stand at the Westgate Mall, made a Facebook Live video warning others in Brockton and in the Cape Verdean community about the seriousness of the coronavirus.
BROCKTON – The 33-year-old DJ from Brockton said it started last Thursday afternoon when he got the chills, felt weak and later became sore all over his body.
Nuno Monteiro, who is a father, a DJ, a singer and a part-time employee of a T-shirt stand at the Westgate Mall, said he is self-quarantined at his home after testing positive for the coronavirus at Good Samaritan Medical Center over the weekend. The young father said he's now trying to warn others in the community to take the coronavirus outbreak seriously, going on Facebook Live in a 30-minute video he made on Monday from his room, speaking in Cape Verdean Creole and English about the pandemic and the importance of social distancing.
"A lot of people feel like they're invincible and they're not," said Monteiro, reached on Tuesday, as he remained at home resting. "I see a lot of people doing crazy things, going to people's houses and sharing pictures of them having fun, smoking hookahs together and doing crazy stuff. ... I want people to be careful and do what they are told to do. You need to stay home with your family. A lot of people got it and they are spreading it to everyone else."We can deliver news just like this directly to your inbox. You can sign up for This Just In (a daily 7:30 p.m. newsletter with items we've posted that day), News Alerts (so you don't miss anything important) and more. It's customized to your preferences -- and it'll only take a few seconds.
Monteiro said he still feels weak and he is experiencing respiratory discomfort. He said his mother is helping to take care of him, leaving food and tea by his door, as he rests in his bedroom.
"I just feel like there's a fire inside my lungs," said Monteiro, a Brockton High School graduate. "At the beginning, I had headaches and a fever. Right now, I'm feeling this shortness of breath. ... Yesterday, I felt a little better, but today I'm weak. Hopefully, I'm in the last stages of the battle."
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As of Wednesday, there were 31 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Brockton, according to city officials. Throughout Massachusetts, there were 1,838 positive findings of the coronavirus, with 15 deaths in the state that have been attributed to the disease. Around the United States, there were 62,873 coronavirus cases and 894 deaths attributed to the disease as of 5p.m. Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
bst365体育投注网址大全Monteiro said he's worried because he has a 9-year-old son who he spent time with before he started showing symptoms. Monteiro said he also has an elderly father who he saw recently.
"Hopefully, I didn't give it to him," he said.
The Brockton man, who has battled health issues in the past, undergoing brain and eye surgeries for a parasite in his head, said he was trying to follow all the guidelines for preventing the spread of the coronavirus, including the regular use of hand sanitizer.
bst365体育投注网址大全"I've been doing all I can to prevent it," Monteiro said. "Personally, I don't know where I got this thing from."
Monteiro said he went to Good Samaritan Medical Center after first getting "the chills" on Thursday last week, calling out of his part-time job at T-shirt business SDJ Custom Art at the Westgate Mall the following day and then having trouble falling asleep at night. Monteiro said the last time he worked at the Westgate Mall was on Wednesday last week.
bst365体育投注网址大全Monteiro said a flu test came back negative while he was at the hospital, and then he received a call around 4 p.m. on Sunday from Good Samaritan, informing him that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Monteiro said his doctor ordered him to stay home for at least two weeks to let the virus run its course.
bst365体育投注网址大全"They only told me to take Tylenol," Monteiro said. "I'm managing to fight it. My mom has been a big help."
bst365体育投注网址大全Monteiro said he wanted to share his story, especially with the Cape Verdean community, because there is a lot of misinformation circulating about the coronavirus.
"A lot of people have it and don't want to talk about it," Monteiro said. "I think I should tell people this thing is real. A lot of people think, 'I'm not going to catch it.' Some people think this thing is fake. ... It's real and you can catch it, too."