ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale has opened up on his battle with Covid-19, noting that he has been hit by a second attack in a period of four months.
In a post on his Facebook page, Etale noted that the second attack first appeared like a normal flu, but eventually weakened his body making it difficult for him to walk.
He further noted his condition worsened making it difficult for him to sleep due to too much pain
He’s urged Kenyans to adhere to the set guidelines, adding that Covid is dangerous and have adverse effects on the body.
As a way of concentrating on his recovery, Etale has announced that he’ll be taking a break from social media.
“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 noses and headache. I thought it was normal flu and bought a cough syrup and antibiotics from over the counter
“However, the condition worsened to the extent that I couldn’t sleep. My body weakened by day forcing me to visit the Aga Khan Hospital for tests. All tests turned negative. The doctor then advised me to go for Covid-19 test which I did and the result posted positive.
“My dear friends, this wave is serious. I lost sense of smell and appetite. 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 I can’t wake up to walk. 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,” he wrote.