Diamond Platnumz’s manager tests positive for coronavirus

By Brian Okoth On Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 14:49 | 2 mins read
Diamond Platnumz is under self-isolation after it emerged that his manager, whom he travelled with to Europe, tested positive for COVID-19. [PHOTO | FILE]
Diamond Platnumz is under self-isolation after it emerged that his manager, whom he travelled with to Europe, tested positive for COVID-19. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    Musician Diamond Platnumz’s manager, Sallam Sharaf, has contracted coronavirus.

Musician Diamond Platnumz’s manager, Sallam Sharaf, has contracted coronavirus.

Sharaf took to Instagram to announce that results for a coronavirus test he had taken, returned positive Thursday.

“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. Since Tuesday, I have been in isolation. The nurses at the hospital I am admitted in are good to me. May God protect them, and give them good health,” said Sharaf on Instagram Thursday, March 19.

“[I urge] everyone to be safe out there. This shall pass,” said Sharaf.

Award-winning Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz, who is managed by Sharaf, responded on Sharaf’s Instagram post, saying: “Get well soon, manager.”

Diamond’s mother, Sanura Kassim alias Bi Sandra, said: “God will help you. I believe you will get well, God-willing.”

WCB musician, Mbosso, said: “Get well soon, boss.”

Sharaf’s co-manager, Babu Tale, who also manages Diamond Platnumz, said: “Kindly video-call us so that we ascertain you are okay. You are frightening us, we who come from Morogoro.”

WCB musician Lavalava said: “We are very sorry, manager. May God fight for us.”

Another WCB act, Rayvanny, said: “Get well soon, Don Mendez.”

Diamond’s sister, Esma Platnumz, said: “May God heal you, manager.”

Sharaf’s confirmation of being coronavirus positive came an hour after Tanzania’s Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu, announced that COVID-19 cases in the country had risen to six by Thursday, March 19.

Two of the new cases revealed Thursday are those of two Tanzanian men living in Dar es Salaam.

The minister said both men, aged 40, had travelled into the country from foreign nations.

One of the patients had travelled to Switzerland, Denmark and France before returning to Tanzania on March 14.

The other one travelled to South Africa on March 14 and returned to Tanzania on March 17, said the Health minister.

Though Mwalimu did not reveal the identities of the new male patients, it is suspected Sharaf recently travelled to South Africa, where he might have contracted the disease.

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