UK teenager with Tourette's films herself getting a COVID-19 test to raise awareness about her condition

This 15-year-old filmed her Tourette's syndrome tics as she attempted to take a COVID-19 test on February 22.

Zara living in Dumfries and Galloway, UK, set up a camera to record her tics as her mum helped her to take a COVID-19 test.

"I'm going to karate chop it out your hand," she says as she repeatedly makes the motion.

Answering a few questions from her TikTok viewers, Zara explains: "It's actually easier to make friends because it's an interesting conversation starter. I've made so many friends on TikTok it's crazy.

"Does it affect my school life? It definitely does because I'm sat in a classroom and I clearly cannot be quiet."

She also adds she can't go to the cinema, sit exams with other people and sit quietly through minute silences.

Zara posted the video to TikTok where it was almost reached 60 million views. She aims to raise awareness about Tourette's syndrome.

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Location: uk