Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde have once again spoken out about her Coronavirus status as insist most of Nollywood actors have contacted the virus.
It would be recalled that Omotola announced her Coronavirus status some
days ago as she noted that hse has been ill for some days and is now receiving
treatment for the deadly virus.
In a statement she has now released via the official Instagram Page of
Actors Guild of Nigeria, the beautiful screen diva urged her colleagues in the
industry to go for the test as many are already affected.
According to Omotola, she contacted the virus on a movie set and was having
trouble going public to diaclose her Coronavirus status.
She stated that doctors who are currently treating her have told her that majority of
Nollywood actors and actresses are currently infected with the virus and
are just treating malaria.
Omotola urged Nollywood stars to get themselves tested so as to be sure of their
status as she noted that it’s not as scary as many think it is.
She however thanked all those who have been supporting her ever since she
disclosed her status as she added that the results of her second test will be out in the next few days.
Read her full statement below:
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Dear colleagues, I am Truly Thankful for all your Prayers , Calls , Comments and well wishes. I am doing well Now and Trusting God for permanent Healing in Jesus Name. Dear Friends , I struggled with going public with this, but I had No peace and I believe this is what God wants me to do , so I hope his will be done. People who know me are all shocked as I’m one of the Most Careful who gave kept really safe. What then happened? Well, I got this on a Set. A Movie set. So please, I am speaking to you all out of love, please We need to be extra careful Now. The Doctor treating me says many of us are now Infected and receiving treatment. Unfortunately, Many don’t test and only think they have Malaria and Others who test might not come out publicly. I plead with us all to test. It’s really not as scary as we think. I’ve only Now found out MAJORITY already have had or have covid. Testing helps you get properly treated and helps others around you. Dear colleagues, as you know as Actors , we are most vulnerable as we can’t wear Masks while working. Dear Emeka and Agn excos , Thanks for this platform , please We have A lot of work to do. We must protect Actors. The Blood test dosent really count. It must be the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test done at a govt Approved Lab. It’s done with samples from nose, saliva and Mouth. How do we get it to be MANDATORY for all sets to test EVERYONE even extras? And then camp All ? I am Doing a second Test Now to ascertain my current status . If anyone has any questions or help, pls don’t hesitate to send me a message. God bless us all and Thanks Again. ~ Omotola. @realomosexy @emekarollas @ify0406 @desmondelliot @the.segunarinze @deyemitheactor