Nigerian singer, Mr Eazi has shared his suspicion of being down with coronavirus after feeling unwell few days ago in the UK.
In this week’s edition of This Is Africa on BBC World Service radio, London-based DJ Edu and Mr Eazi revealed that they felt unwell at the same time, few days after having a meal together.
The Nigerian singer revealed that he resorted to eating loads of ginger and vitamins, bingeing on documentaries and talking to his mum to get through his days in isolation in the UK.
“I think when things [like coronavirus] happen you’re looking for something, some kind of light within the entire situation… Now I’m speaking to my mom three times a day, which I usually don’t. So that’s one thing that has happened in this season – I’ve stayed more in touch with family.”
Mr Eazi further stated that the virus is real as he told his fans to wash their hands and stay away from older people.
“Please stay at home, the virus is real. I see a lot of people say ‘Oh the virus is not real’ – the virus is very real. Wash your hands, and stay away from the older people. Care for them but be careful, because you might not know you have the virus and you don’t want to get a lot of people sick.”
DJ Edu however revealed that they are both recovering from the illness that looked and felt like coronavirus.
On why Mr Eazi is yet to undergo a medical test, a Twitter user revealed that some countries won’t test suspected cases of coronavirus until they’ve shown 70% of the symptoms.
“That’s the scenario in most countries bro. You won’t get tested until you have over 70% of the symptoms. Most countries are scared they will run out of test kits if they started testing every case. They did that in New York and ran out of their first set of test kits in few days.
“And almost all the people tested came back negative.”