- Actress Omotola Jalade said she contracted COVID-19 from a movie set
- The mom of four revealed that a majority of actors have contracted the disease
- The actress begged actors to get tested so as not to put others at a risk
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Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has revealed how she contracted the deadly coronavirus disease. The film star made her revelation through the official Instagram page of the Actor Guild of Nigeria.
The mom of four recently told her fans, followers, and colleagues that she contracted the virus and has been in isolation.
Noting that many know that she is one of the most careful persons, the mother of four stated that she still contracted the disease and it was on a movie set.
In her letter to other actors and actresses, Omotola noted that the doctor treating her said many actors are infected and are now receiving treatment.
Omotola also stated that many actors who have contracted the disease think that it is just malaria, while others who have tested might not come out publicly to talk about it.
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The screen goddess pleaded with her colleagues to ensure that they carry out a proper coronavirus test. According to her, actors are the most vulnerable as they can't use a nose mask at work.
"Well, I got this on a Set. A Movie set. The doctor treating me says many of us are now infected and receiving treatment. Unfortunately, many don’t test and only think they have malaria, and others who test might not come out publicly.
"I plead with us all to test. I’ve only Now found out MAJORITY already have had or have COVID. Testing helps you get properly treated and helps others around you. Dear colleagues, as you know as actors, we are most vulnerable as we can’t wear masks while working."
"The blood test doesn't really count. It must be the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test done at a govt approved lab. It’s done with samples from the nose, saliva, and mouth. I am Doing a second Test Now to ascertain my current status."
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Omotola Jalade reacted after her pilot husband flew back viral Chinese doctors.
She shared photos of her husband with the crew as well as the Chinese doctors. They were all decked in protective covering such as the face masks, shields, and even PPEs.
The film star said that she did not know how to feel about the development as she wondered if it is the new normal.
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