Former Miss Universe Ireland winner and nurse Grainne Gallanagh is isolating at home after testing positive for Covid-19 on New Year’s Eve.
The Buncrana woman, who works at Letterkenny General Hospital, had been spending Christmas with her family when she tested positive.
She said the diagnosis at Christmas as “disaster”, adding it was a “horrible time of year to be sick”.
Grainne, who has campaigned on behalf of nurses since the start of the pandemic, said a number of her family members had also caught the virus.
She said “A close contact let us know they were positive and we knew Dad had been in contact, so we decided to restrict our movements.
“And then we got Dad’s test results on Christmas Eve, so we started to isolate as a family from then on.
“I got my positive test result on New Year’s Eve, so it hasn’t been the best Christmas holidays we have had.
“Thankfully none of us are very ill. We have all been coughing and feeling tired and have flu-like symptoms.
“The fact that 2020 has been such a write-off, I thought 2021 was going to be my year but it hasn’t been the best start.
“Hopefully it will only get better from here,” she said.
Gráinne (25), who appeared on RTÉ’s DWTS last year, recently posted a photograph of her family on their ninth day in isolation.
She wrote: “Day nine in isolation and we still haven’t killed each other. So 2020 really just said not finished with you yet.
“Covid has a lot to answer for (We’re doing fine, symptoms are mild.) Cheers to a better 2021.”Tags: