BBC presenter Ian Wafula has tested positive for Covid-19. Wafula revealed this on Sunday after Kenya registered its highest number 960 since the first Coronavirus was confirmed in early March. The total cases in the country had shot to 17,603 as of Sunday.
The 28-year-old said the reason as to why he shared the results publicly was to show the world that indeed Covid-19 was real and fight stigmatization.
GOT MY RESULTS EARLIER TODAY AND I TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID19. HAVE SPENT THE LAST 4 MONTHS COVERING THE PANDEMIC AND EVEN DID A STORY ON “DO YOU KNOW SOMEBODY?” WELL NOW I DO. I REMEMBER LAST WEEK MONDAY FEELING SLIGHT HEADACHES, ITCHY THROAT, SLIGHT CHEST PAIN AND LACK OF TASTE BUT THAT WAS IT. DR. WASIKE HERE IS A GEM, AS SOON AS SHE SAW THE RESULTS ON MAIL I COULD TELL SHE PANICKED BUT UP UNTIL SHE BROKE THE NEWS AND TOLD ME HOW TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF MOVING FORWARD SHE HAD BEEN VERY CALM AND PROFESSIONAL AND WE ENDED UP LAUGHING ABOUT THE WHOLE SCENARIO. I’M THE FIRST PATIENT SHE HAS HAD TO BREAK THE NEWS TO. SHE WAS GLAD THAT I’VE BEEN EXERCISING AND TRYING TO KEEP SAFE. MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS HAVE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE ONCE I TOLD THEM AND SO HAVE MY BOSSES. I’M SHARING THIS SO THAT MORE OF US KNOW THAT THE DISEASE IS REAL, SO WE STOP HAVING STIGMA TOWARDS IT AND SO THAT WE BE CAREFUL. MY SISTER AND I WILL ISOLATE AT HOME AS WE STAY TOGETHER. SHE IS WELL AND HAS NOT SHOWN ANY SYMPTOMS. ALL IS WELL!’ READ HIS POST.