As the COVID 19 nightmare continues to creep into Africa, some of the big names in the entertainment industry have suffered the blow, the latest case being Diamond Platinumz manager.
Sallam SK Mendez has tested positive for coronavirus on 19th March and has since been in isolation to avoid spreading the virus. Addressing his followers from isolation, the WCB bigwig has this to say.
“Napenda kuwajulisha na kuwatoa hofu ndugu, jamaa na marafiki kuwa nimepata majibu ya vipimo na nimeonekana nikiwa na coronavirus, kwa sasa nipo chini ya uwangalizi mzuri na afya yangu inaendelea vizuri.
“Pia niishukuru serikali kwa maandalizi mazuri na huduma nayopata wodini, kwenye kituo toka juzi nipo peke yangu kama nimekikodisha vile,” shared Sallam.
Patting medics who are on the frontline combating the disease’s spread on the back, he called for calm and assured that the outbreak shall pass.
“Wahudumu wana ushirikiano mzuri Mungu awalinde na awape afya njema maana wamejitolea nafasi zao kutupatia huduma sisi waathirika,” he captioned the post.
He noted that the spread can be stopped if set guidelines are followed: “Hili janga la kimataifa linakwepeka kama tutafuata ushauri nasaha kutoka kwenye wizara husika, naomba kwa wote tuwe salama na familia zetu, tuchukue tahadhari mapema. Be strong and be safe everyone out there.”
On Friday, March 13, Sallam issued a cancellation notice, announcing Platnumz’s Europe Tour was off due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
“Diamond Platnumz’s Europe tour postponed… New dates will be announced soon #coronavirus,” shared Sallam.
The singer was slated to tour Gothenburg- Sweden’s second-largest city, Helsinki (Finland), Marseille (France), Brussels (Belgium), and Dortmund (Germany).
Tanzania reported its first case of COVID 19 on 14th March where a 46-year old lady who flew from Belgium to Arusha tested positive. According to the country’s Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania has so far recorded 6 new infections.