MBABANE: Nkosingiphile Seyama, a teacher by profession who happens to one of the country's COVID 19 survivors has encouraged Africans particularly the Basotho Nation to test for COVID 19 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
This Swaziland News has learned that Seyama who became the first Swazi to publicly declare to be infected with Coronavirus was interviewed by the State owned ‘The Ultimate Radio’ in Lesotho on Monday morning.
The teacher who recovered at Lubombo Refferral Hospital warned the Basotho Nation not to conclude that COVID-19 was only affecting white people, citing cases in the United States of America (USA) where black people were infected almost twice as the white population.
"I'm afraid that lots of African brothers, some even in Eswatini and other neighbouring countries still believe that this is only meant for the white people and by the time we take it seriously we will all be dead.Now, we are approaching the winter season as it strives in winter, it becomes strong and deadly.Lesotho unfortunately is one country that becomes very cold in winter, so that is why I implore my brothers there to go to the nearest testing centres and get tested for COVID 19"he said during the interview.
The teacherfurther warned the Basotho Nation to get tested for COVID 19and avoid concluding that there are no confirmed cases without conducting the tests. He said things might turn to be worse for African countries as the winter season approaches hence the preventive measures should be strengthened.