‘This wave is serious’ – ODM’s Philip Etale contracts COVID-19 a second time

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 10:21 | < 1 min read
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) director of communications, Philip Etale.Photo/File

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Director of Communications, Philip Etale has contracted Covid-19 for the second time.

In a statement shared on his Facebook page on Monday, July 26, Etale warned his followers of the disease’s second wave.

“Dear friends, I am battling a second attack of Covid-19 since Monday last week, my body was acting funny with a deep cough and blocked nose and headache,” Etale said.

He further explained how he thought he was suffering from flu and purchased a cough syrup and antibiotics over the counter only for the coughing to worsen.

“However, the condition worsened to the extent that I couldn’t sleep. My body weakened by day forcing me to visit the Agakhan Hospital for tests,” Etale said.

At the hospital, all the tests run to ascertain what was ailing him turned negative.

“The doctor then advised me to go for Covid-19 test which I did and the test result was positive. My dear friends, this wave is serious,” Etale said.

“I lost sense of test and smell. The body aches are excruciating and unbearable. The headache is severe and the whole body is tired. The waist line is painful to the extent that I can’t wake up to walk,” he added.

Revealing that his nights are no longer cosy and sleep is elusive, Etale cautioned his followers against not taking precautionary measures against the virus.

“My nights are painful with no sleep. Dear friends, this is not a joke. Luckily, my oxygen levels are above 90 which my doctor says is good.”

“I therefore request to go off social media until that time I will have recovered from this monster. All I ask from you is prayers. Thank you and God bless you all,” Etale said.