As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread at an alarming rate in the country, local celebs have opened up about their own personal journey with the disease, in the hope of saving lives.
On Monday, veteran radio and television presenter Robert Marawa shared on Instagram that he had contracted coronavirus.
In a lengthy statement on social media, the legendary sportscaster detailed his horrendous experience with the virus.
It started out as flu-like symptoms, escalated to fatigue and shortness of breath and led to him spending one week in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The “Marawa Sport Worldwide” also urged people to seek medical attention as soon as possible instead of isolating and self-medicating while their health deteriorates.
“The medical professional working to revive my health concluded that the extensive level of Covid-19 pneumonia that I had developed could have resulted in a far worse experience had I not sought medical intervention as soon as I did,” said Marawa.
He cautioned those who still believe the deadly virus is not real, also urging people to follow the health protocols to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
“I would like to warn anyone out there who is still taking this global pandemic lightly.
“The coronavirus is vicious on the body, it is tough to battle… seek medical attention sooner rather than later,” said Marawa.
The sportscaster extended his gratitude to all the devoted healthcare worker for their dedication and hard work.
Read the full statement below.
Other celebrities have recently opened up about their own battle with the coronavirus.
Radio personality Mark Pilgrim recently announced that he was well on his way to recovery after he tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week.
The Hot 91.9 FM presenter told his fans and followers that he was monitoring his oxygen levels very closely due to his previous health challenges.
In his recent post, Pilgrim announced he was feeling better six days after his diagnosis.
“A little update on day 6. After starting to feel better, X-Rays reveal Covid pneumonia has developed in my right lung, which is being treated by my doctor.
“Fortunately my breathing is still good and I’m able to be at home,” he said.
Earlier in the month media personality and activist Criselda Kananda shared with her fans followers that she has survived Covid-19 pneumonia.
She shared a picture of herself in hospital, surrounded by machines. In her post, she said she was grateful for the gift of life.
For the first time, even I feared for my life. I still need courage and counselling to share my entire experience. God is real. God is good,” she said.
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