Tanzanian rapper Hamis Mwinjuma alias Mwana FA on Thursday tested positive for the coronavirus.
The artist had traveled to South Africa recently and upon his return home experienced flu like symptoms and a fever.
The former East Coast crew rapper said he has been in isolation since he returned and has not a chance to see his children.
According to Mwana FA, the symptoms forced him to get tested on Wednesday and only received the results today.
Now, he says, the symptoms are gone and is feeling okay. He will however continue to isolate himself, the crooner added.
“I am recording this video not to spread panic but to tell the public that coronavirus is real but it is treatable. My call is that we should observe the hygiene guidelines as issued by the authorities so that we protect one another,” he said.
He reckons that the virus leaves the body within 7 to 10 days if one has a strong immune system.
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Majibu ya vipimo vyangu vya Covid 19 yamerudi chanya. Inaudhi. Siumwi KABISA. Nipo sawa 100%. Na nimejitenga toka niliporudi ili kuepuka kuathiri wengine. Na kwa bahati hata watoto wangu sijakutana nao kabisa. Hawapo nyumbani. Nawaomba tu tuchukue tahadhari kwa kadri ya uwezo wetu kukwepa usitupate na hata tukipatwa nao sio tatizo la kivile hata,virusi wake wanaondoka wenyewe baada ya siku kadhaa tu. So yah,sisi wa nchi hizi tulioandamwa na migonjwa mikubwa mikubwa katika kukua kwetu,haya ‘mafua’ wala sio kitu cha kututisha. ITAKUWA TU SAWA. Tuweni na amani tu mioyoni.
Diamond Platnumz’s manager Sallam SK also tested positive for COVID-19, earlier on today.
Sallam, just like Mwana FA had taken a trip to Mzansi and had been self-isolating from Tuesday.
“I have received coronavirus test results, and I would like to confirm that it has turned out positive. Currently, I am under mandatory quarantine, and being monitored closely by doctors. I would like to thank the Tanzanian Government for the good medical services I am receiving,” he wrote.
Tanzania has so far reported 6 cases of coronavirus.