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Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde shares her COVID-19 experience on the Filmic WhatsApp group chat.
The 42-year-old Nollywood movies veteran actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde popularly known as Omo-Sexy narrates to her filmmaker colleagues her experience as a COVID-19 patient on their WhatsApp group, Filmic.
As gathered from Vanguard News, the actress shared that it all started when she was feeling unwell after leaving a movie set on August 3, 2020.
From the actress' narration, she said "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 loaf 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 to 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.”
The actresses made clear that the virus is real and everything must be done to keep everyone safe. She also said that a lot of people are in denial and she tags it as dangerous stating that even with the way she deals carefully, she still contracted the deadly virus.