Nigerian celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua Etomi say they are self-isolating after attending the 2020 African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
This comes in the wake of news that a celebrity who attended the awards tested positive for coronavirus.
Also, Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi has instructed participants of the award show to self-isolate because they may have been exposed to the deadly virus.
In a tweet, he confirmed that one of the celebrities who attended the event has tested positive for coronavirus.
“#COVID19 Lagos Alert🔊! I hereby notify you that all participants at the African Magic viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) held on14th March at @EkoHotels may have come in contact with one of the confirmed cases in Lagos and are most likely to have been exposed to #COVID19 Infection,” he wrote.
Banku W and his wife have stated that they’ve been self-isolating even before the Commissioner’s directive.
The singer also advised all attendees of the 2020 AMVCA to self-isolate.
“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.”
Adesua also tweeted: “To all of us who attended the AMVCA – please let’s stay indoors. I’m begging you. Let’s be responsible. Edakun. Bubba and I have been indoors for a few days now but it’s imperative that we ALL adhere to the call to self-isolate. Let’s not unknowingly put others at risk.”