Popular Nigerian celebrity, Toke Makinwa, Banky W and wife, Adesua Etomi have announced that they are in self-isolation after Lagos state government declared that they were at risk of contracting coronavirus.
The Lagos state commissioner for health, AKin Abayomi, on Tuesday said that all celebrities who graced the 7th Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) may have been exposed to coronavirus infection.
The event, held on 14 March in Victoria Island, Lagos, was attended by top Nigerian entertainers.
In their reactions, the celebrities took to their social media handles to declare that they were in self-isolation already, while also admonishing others to do the same.
Makinwa, who was the host of the event wrote ”I hope you and yours are keeping safe, thank you l for your messages and prayers, I worked at the #AMVCA, I have been off air and self-isolating, making TikTok videos to entertain you, not sharing unverified information and just trying to keep my mind active. My team members and I have been hydrating and staying healthy, exercising, washing our hands and monitoring ourselves.
In a Tweet on Wednesday, Banky W wrote “Mrs W and were already self-isolating since last week.. and here’s the thing… everyone else who attended the AMVCA’s should already have been doing the same. This threat is real. Don’t wait until you know an infected person before you take it seriously. Please.”
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