- Saleh Shehu Ashaka, a Nigerian journalist, has said that coronavirus is not unreal like many think
- The journalist said her friend's husband who caught it went through a lot like dry cough and a high fever
- Shehu then added that it is important that personal hygiene is encouraged and practised
A Nigerian man with the name Saleh Shehu Ashaka, a journalist with Voice of America, has said Covid-19 is very much real and no joke.
In a Twitter post on Saturday, 13 June, he said that his friend's husband contracted the virus and the man had a high fever, dry cough, and a whole lot of pain.
He said that the man passed a message to everyone; that it is important that we all wash out regularly and thoroughly.
See the tweet below:
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a Nigerian man with the Twitter name narrated his experience as a coronavirus survivor.
He said coronavirus is indeed big as he appealed to the general public not to take it lightly, asking them to abide by all the protective measures.
Oluwatimilehin said that though he was asymptomatic all through, not many who were admitted were lucky.
He said that he has had to face the stigma regarding his health status, a thing he said he expected to happen.
The Covid-19 survivor, therefore, appreciated all the health officials, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, and the government for how they have handled the pandemic so far.
The Nigerian asked people not to put themselves at unnecessary risk in order not to overburden those who are at the frontline, ensuring everything is okay.
Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, another coronavirus survivor, shared a powerful message on the disease in a short video by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
In the short clip, the Covid-19 survivor told people that being negative does not give them the right to stigmatise those that are positive for the virus.
She said that when she tested positive, it was quite a shock and she had to struggle to accept her reality.
Oluwaseun added that despite the fact there is so much information on how to protect oneself, nothing quite prepares one for the emotional hit when one's test comes back positive.
She assured anyone who is admitted at one the isolation centres for coronavirus that they are getting the best of care. She said that if she could survive, they too can.
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