Coronavirus Survivor Stories: Nigerian Lady Shares Her Experience

Coronavirus Survivor Stories: Nigerian Lady Shares Her Experience

"Coronavirus is not a death sentence," says Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi.

More than a month after the first case of coronavirus hit Nigeria, we now have coronavirus survivor stories. Yesterday, Lagos state discharged five persons who had tested positive for coronavirus from the Infectious Diseases Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital. The survivors, four males and a female, underwent treatment for two weeks at the facility. And they were happy to be healthy again and grateful to the health workers who cared for them.

One coronavirus survivor, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, shared her experience on Twitter. Seun, a girls' rights advocate, proclaimed her triumph over the disease.

“Coronavirus is not a death sentence. People can survive and I HAVE!” said Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi. “This is another phase of my life and I have won! I celebrate my resilience and strength. Call me SURVIVAYO. I encourage people to get tested and stop the stigma. Practise social distancing and stop the spread.”

Coronavirus Survivor: See Oluwaseun's Series Of Tweets Below

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In a series of posts on Twitter on Monday, Osowobi shared her experience living with the virus in an isolation centre in Lagos. Her illness began after a trip to London where she attended the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. She was the flagbearer at the service held on March 9 where she led the procession that included Queen Elizabeth, members of the royal family and the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

More Tweets From Oshowobi A Coronavirus Survivor In Nigeria

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Today, I am PROUD to inform you that I MURDERED COVID-19 & have tested NEGATIVE TWICE! I HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED!??‍♂️

I bless God for His mercies.??

The nurses at IDH Yaba were fab. They deserve accolades for their hardwork.

Thank you Governor @jidesanwoolu for coming to see me.??

— Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (@AyodejiOsowobi) March 30, 2020

The World Has Seen More Coronavirus Survivors All Over

Coronavirus Survivor Stories: Nigerian Lady Shares Her Experience

A 102-year-old woman also recovered from coronavirus in the northern Italian city of Genoa. After spending more than 20 days in hospital, doctors who treated her and her nephew told CNN.

"We nicknamed her 'Highlander' – the immortal," said doctor Vera Sicbaldi, who treated Italica Grondona in the San Martino hospital in Genoa.

"Italica represents a hope for all the elderly facing this pandemic."

The average age of those who have tested positive for coronavirus and subsequently died in Italy is 78, according to the country's National Health Institute.  Also, an

An American woman, Elizabeth Schenider, 37, who says she had the coronavirus and recovered has one "big takeaway" to share: Don't panic.

She believes she contracted the virus at a house party because a few days later, several friends who were at the party became ill at the same time she did. Schneider said she recovered after staying home, resting and taking over-the-counter medications.

"I think the big takeaway I want to tell everyone is: Please don't panic," Schneider said. "If you are healthy, if you are younger, if you take good care of yourself when you're sick, you will recover, I believe. And I'm living proof of that."


If you notice any of the COVID-19 symptoms, please call any of these NCDC numbers.

  • Toll-Free Number: 0800 9700 0010
  • Whatsapp: +234708 711 0839
  • SMS Number: +234809 955 5577

Make sure to engage in social distancing and stay safe. Do you have any questions? Share in the comments section

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