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“I Beat COVID” – Film Maker Director FLO Reveals

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“I Beat COVID” – Film Maker Director FLO Reveals

Director Flo

Director Flo

Film maker popularly known as Director Flo on micro blogging social networking platform Twitter on May 22nd revealed that he had and recovered from the novel coronavirus.

The Director shared the good news on Twitter, by simply saying; ‘I beat COVID.’

And congratulatory messages have since poured in for him.

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A Twitter user @Obayno_ who probably did not believe he had contracted or recovered from the virus asked how much he was paid to make the post.

Flo, reacting to the question, tweeted:

The good news came just 9 days after the filmmaker in a tweet asked his followers to pray for him.

In their response, many of his followers tweeted words of prayer for him, though they probably had no idea he was battling coronavirus at the time.

Similarly, a Nigerian lady, Danielle Jinadu, also revealed that she recovered from the virus despite having sickle cell anaemia, inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis tendencies.

Danielle Jinadu

Danielle Jinadu on sick bed battling coronavirus

Studies have shown that people with underlying conditions are at a higher risk of dying from coronavirus, but Danielle survived regardless of her health conditions.

Danielle took to Instagram to thank her body for always fighting to keep her alive.

Read full narration below;

I have 3 chronic health conditions and I am a Covid-19 Survivor.

I contracted Corona Virus in early March. From where? I don’t know. But I can guess. From who? I have no clue. But from about March the 10th (before the 12-week isolation period for the ‘shielding category’ was formed) I have been in and out of hospital, inundated with an overwhelming number of symptoms.

At first, I didn’t know what was going on with me. I just remember that I kept telling my mum; something was really wrong with me, but I didn’t know what. It was like my body was trying to tell me something. I just didn’t understand it. The journey between those moments and now has been a really challenging one.

And I hope to write about it more at some point, maybe through an article or blogpost. But this post isn’t really about that particular journey.

This is more about a journey with self. This is actually a thank you note, to my body. As someone born with a chronic illness, dealing with its challenges from the age of five, at times throughout my life I have seen my body as a burden -to both others and myself.

Something that prevented me from having a lot of things and experiences. But today, I want to publicly apologise and say thank you. Thank you for fighting for me everyday, fighting infection, fighting diseases, FIGHTING COVID-19 and THRASHING IT. Protecting my heart and mind.

I should say this more often, but I really appreciate you. You have never given up on me, so I won’t give you. As I get older, I’m starting to see this little disabled body of mine as a really good friend rather than an enemy. Together we are forging new heights. Battling new challenges, taking on greater giants and breaking huge barriers.

Danielle concluded by stressing that the pandemic is a really challenging time for everyone but;

I hope we will leave it stronger than we were when we entered it. And that doesn’t mean it won’t leave a scar or two. Wishing you all the best.

She also shared her story with BBC and during her interview, Danielle said what helped her stay positive and beat the deadly virus was the belief that she is “intrinsically a survivor.”

Danielle Jinadu speaking with BBC after recovering from coronavirus

Danielle Jinadu speaking with BBC after recovering from coronavirus

As at May 22, 2020, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 245 new cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria with Lagos having the highest number of cases, 131.

As at press time, there are 7,261 confirmed cases in the country, with 2007 patients recovered and 221 causalities.

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