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Zambia: COVID-19 Survivor Ovine Nyalazi Goes Public Amid Stigma

Covid-19 Survivor Ovine Nyalazi

Covid-19 Survivor Ovine Nyalazi’s bold decision to share a video of his experience during his isolation at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital has been hailed for helping de-stigmatise the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The video entitled ‘Inside the Isolation’ facility, which has been posted on Mr Nyalazi’s Facebook page, is dedicated to the frontline medical staff fighting COVID-19.

Covid-19 Survivor Ovine Nyalazi, 40, was discharged from Levy Mwanawasa Hospital on Wednesday where he was quarantined after testing positive a few days ago.

He was discharged after some tests which came out negative.
“My experience at Levy Mwanawasa was one that will give me a lot of good memories. At the same time it is one that showed me how dedicated the health workers are to render their services to the people. Thumbs up to these men and women, starting from the cleaners to the doctors,” Mr Nyalazi said.

He said the environment at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital, with the state-of-the-art equipment, is perfect for recovery.
Here is what he had to say:

Hello friends!
I wish peace and love in this period. God did not give us a spirit of fear. We are more than conquerors. The battle was finished 2000 yrs ago. I am making this post from an isolation facility after my test for covid 19 came out positive. I urge you not to panic but give maximum support to Health Workers on the frontline who are doing a tremendous job in this fight. I have produced a video whilst inside my isolation space just to show solidarity to these courageous men and women. Please let’s show them some love by viewing and sharing this video as many times as you can. Together we shall win this fight. There is light at the end of the tunnel and it is not coming from a moving train but it is “The light of the world”. Those who have ears have heard. May God bless our nation. Shalom!