A leading Nollywood idol, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, who has just recovered from the COVID-19 has revealed how she infected her daughter and son with the contagion.
‘Omosexy’ as fondly called disclosed this a moment ago on the popular filmmakers’ WhatsApp group, Filmic, while reacting to the debate on how Nollywood can adhere strictly to the health guidelines of COVID-19, before reopening productions.
While sharing her experience during the treatment in the Isolation centre, she said doctors believe that many people are infected with the virus as there’s no widespread testing at the moment.
She said her worry at the moment is how to make the message sink in the ears of colleagues the movie industry in which many don’t take the pandemic serious but a nonchalant attitudes towards it
Omotola emphatically, emotionally made it loud that COVID-19 is real adding that those that deny its existence are deceiving themselves and the public.
“Please this thing is real and we must come together to find the safest way to work and protect ourselves.
“I was one of the most careful persons you’d ever meet concerning COVID-19. Imagine if I believed because of that I couldn’t have been infected… I wish I wasn’t but I was … I could have been going out and kept on infecting others.
“I hardly fall ill and so when I left the set and started having chills the next day or so, I knew something wasn’t right. I thought it might be stress. This was on Monday, August 3. I waited till Tuesday and it got worse. I was shaking uncontrollably and my temperature was going through the roof.”
“My spirit told me immediately, this is not malaria or fever. I have been extremely careful and paranoid about this COVID-19 stuff. So I told hubby I needed to be tested immediately. I have a son that has Asthma!”
“They came to test me on Wednesday and my result came out on Thursday evening … Positive. My world crashed. I felt crazy and empty.”
“My symptoms were high fever and chills… luckily no other. But it was so bad, they contemplated coming to evacuate me as my viral load was high and I wasn’t getting better … but God arose for me. I went into isolation immediately. We got my result but my daughter started feeling funny.”
“So they had to come test the whole family … I had infected my daughter and asthmatic son! My God showed up for me as my son is asymptotic, so positive but not sick! My daughter lost her smell and taste and had severe diarrhea. All has stopped now, thank God.”
“My husband and last son tested negative respectively. We are all now in remission … taking another test soon.”
“It’s physically, spiritually and emotionally exhausting as the doctors tell you it’s a 50/50 chance. Nothing you do really saves you . You can only take the vitamins, manage the symptoms, and hope your body fights”, she narrated.