Multi award-winning South African musician, AKA, has tested positive for the novel COVID-19 virus.
In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and to caution citizens to be more careful in their daily interactions with others, AKA has chosen to make his results public.
The rapper becomes the first celebrity to test positive for the virus and make his status public.
A statement released by the rapper’s team reads “AKA pleads for everyone to adhere to social distancing guidelines, to wear masks and to hold stringent hygiene measures by frequently sanitizing and washing our hands.”
“Since the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, AKA has taken precautions that were stipulated by the WHO and the SA Government. COVID-19 has become a very real part of many lives in South Africa and AKA will therefore be sharing his recovery journey with everyone whilst in self-isolation as he aims to be as transparent as possible about his journey with COVID-19,” the statement added.
The highly-acclaimed rapper verified the news after he posted the press release on his Instagram page with the caption ‘stay safe’.
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South Africa has recorded 238,000 cases of the Covid-19 with 3,720 unfortunate deaths.
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