Cambridgeshire dad warns of long term effects of Covid saying he "will never be the same again"

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A father of three from Cambridgeshire has said he will "never be the same again" after battling Coronavirus last year.

Chik Knox-Macauley, from Great Cambourne spent two weeks in Royal Papworth and Hinchingbrooke hospitals in April 2020, including five nights in critical care.

Chik said that he now has to take regular rests and breaks when he's doing basic tasks. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 50 year-old was told by doctors his years playing rugby at a high level helped him to fight the virus, but Chik says that it's still a struggle to do basic tasks like walking.

He has said that although he had Covid last year, he is still battling the mental impact that has had on him now.

Chik says that 12 months on he says he still feels his health and fitness has recovered by no more than 50 per cent. Credit: Chik Knox-Macaulay

And having struggled with the long term impact of Covid 19 he finds it hard to comprehend

the skepticism that has surrounded the virus.

For more information on long covid visit the NHS website.