Actress Elvina Ibru and veteran comedian Alibaba have shared their experience after testing positive for COVID-19.
They both shared separate videos of them in isolation and advised Nigerians to take COVID-19 precautions seriously.
Nigeria has recorded more than 90,000 cases of the COVID-19 disease.
On Monday, the country recorded its highest number of cases in one day – 1,204.
Elvina Ibru in her video which was posted on her Instagram handle said despite been extremely cautious and avoiding large gatherings she got infected with the virus.
“Corona is real. Yes, I have Corona. I, Elvina Baby Ibru, have Corona. I can’t hug my son, my sisters. I can’t hug them,” she said but added that she is recovering fast and that her immune system is strong.
She also shared videos of her medications and cautioned those shaming victims of the infection to desist from such.
Alibaba who spent his Christmas and New Year holidays in isolation also shared his experience on Instagram.
He called on everyone to take precautions, saying, “COVID is real. And my sympathy goes to those who have lost loved ones within the period that this COVID has come to Nigeria. Now please be aware that the next wave of COVID is deadlier, this strain of COVID is deadlier than the one that had come before because it’s mutating.”
While sharing the video on Instagram he said, “Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a scam. I just came out of isolation. Several people died while I was there. Some of my close friends knew and they were very supportive.”