It would be recalled that a week ago Omotola announced that she had tested positive for cornavirus.
Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade has come forward with more details of how she contracted the dreaded cornavirus and the complications that followed as she battled with the disease.
Omotola says her world crashed as she felt “crazy and empty” after testing positive for Covid-19 as reported by Vanguard.
The much-loved movie star made this known during a chat on the popular filmmakers’ WhatsApp group, Filmic. She revealed that she caught the coronavirua on a movie set and unknowingly passed it on to her children.
According to the actress, while her husband and her last son tested negative for the virus, the same could not be said of her daughter and asthmatic son as she had infected them.
“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.”
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Hello All, I know Most of you Have been Wondering where I’ve been. Well, i Contracted Covid. I have been ill , in Isolation and Now getting better. More on the details of this soon. However, I have been Reading on the devastating News of How our Youths are Needlessly Dieing getting crushed by Trailers/containers ! This is disheartening and has made my heart really troubled ! This can happen to ANYONE and Enforcements can’t be taken lightly on this Gov @jidesanwoolu !!! Pls do something!!!!! I am Releasing this video that was shot some time ago Now as I feel the need to. Thanks @iamharrysong and @clarenceshotit . Thanks for your All Love and prayers as I recover fully, Nigeria Needs to #GetBusy ! ( Full video on my Youtube page )
Thankfully, the 42-year old mother of four went on to note that she and her family have recovered and are doing fine.
“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.”
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