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The family of Nigerian music act, Peter Okoye, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Okoye, a former member of the defunct P-Square who made the disclosure, said that he, his wife; Lola and daughter, Aliona tested positive for COVID-19.
He made the disclosure on his Twitter page while advising Nigerians that the virus was real.
The singer, however, disclosed that they had all tested negative, following proper treatment.
Okoye said his family and two domestic staff were infected for three weeks, urging Nigerians to adhere to the guideline issued by the government to curb the spread of the virus.
Said he: ” I had COVID-19 for about three weeks and it happened to me. I was sick and I tested positive. It’s been hell for this family in this house. Not just me. Even two of my domestic staff.
“After a week, my daughter caught the virus as well. It was sad that when she caught it, the doctor insisted that she had to be self-isolated in her own room but my wife did something very courageous. She said no.
“Five or six days later, my daughter was pronounced negative. When she was pronounced negative, we knew it wasn’t going to end there. The next day, Lola became positive. It has been hell but we had a bad experience.
”I just want to tell everybody that this COVID-19 is real. Don’t take it for granted.
”I am happy to announce that my wife, myself, our daughter and two of our domestic staff, all of us are now negative”.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll stands at 24,077 cases.
This followed the confirmation of 779 new cases as of Saturday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.