COVID-19: Karina LeBlanc separated from her baby

COVID-19: Karina LeBlanc séparée de son bébé

The former goalkeeper of the canadian team soccer, Karina LeBlanc is currently isolated because of the COVID-19, which prevents to be with her new-born baby.

This is what the 40 year old athlete said on his Twitter account on Sunday.

The canadian international has given birth to a daughter on march 24. Coming back from the hospital, she experienced respiratory problems. It has, therefore, decided to return there and would have been exposed to the coronavirus. Since then, LeBlanc has been placed in isolation.

“The last few days have been difficult, she wrote on her social network. We had the birth of Paris there is a little more than a week which was great. She is happy and healthy. After returning home, I felt that I was short of breath and I felt that my body was reacting in a strange way. I called my doctor after a few days and it turns out that I am suffering from pleural effusion due to congestive heart failure.”

“As I was in a hospital for two other nights, the COVID-19 was in the vicinity and I was able to be exposed,” added LeBlanc. I’m at home in solitary confinement in a room where I am separated from Paris and my husband, so I can take it in my arms, touch it, put it to bed in the evening which is very difficult for a mother who just gave birth.”

LeBlanc has represented Canada from 1998 to 2015, participating in the olympic Games of 2008 and 2012. She had contributed to the conquest of a Bronze medal at the London games.

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