Owen Gee Says Son Contracted Covid-19 In School, Kicks Against School Reopening

Popular Nigerian comedian Owen Gee has opened up about his sons struggle with corona virus and how he contacted it from school.

The comic star made this revelation in an interview with Punch where he said Federal Government shouldn’t be quick to reopen schools.

“I have two kids, one is in primary while the other is in secondary school. Last term, one of my kids came home ill and was sick for a while. We kept treating him for malaria but to no avail,” he said.

We treated him for two weeks till he lost his senses of smell and taste. He had body aches and was excessively weak. It was at that point we discovered he had contracted COVID-19. He was about nine years old at the time.

My wife and I started taking care of him because we could not abandon him, he is our son. In the process of taking care of him, my wife and I also contracted the virus. It was a war for us, later on, his elder brother contracted the virus,” he added.

A bucket of water outside the school and hand sanitiser is not enough to prevent children from getting the virus. Because we all have different immunities, I cannot risk the life of my child. I do not support the resumption of schools.” he said.


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