Gilad Millo Tests Positive For COVID-19

He shared the news with his fans on social media while stating that he would quarantine at home where he will be receiving treatment for the disease.

Gilad Millo Tests Positive For COVID-19

Kenya-based Israeli musician Gilad Millo announced on Friday, March 12 that he tested positive for COVID-19.

He shared the news with his fans on social media while stating that he would quarantine at home where he will be receiving treatment for the disease.

The Unajua hitmaker revealed that he decided to take a coronavirus test after experiencing aches and pains.

“After feeling some aches & pains and developing a slight fever today I tested positive for COVID-19. I have alerted those I have been in contact with, in line with the required protocols.

"I will be quarantining at home until this passes God willing and will be back at it before you can say ‘Corona’," he wrote.

He advised Kenyans to take the guidelines by the Ministry of Health very seriously amidst the reality of the virus.

The Swahili Girl hitmaker had relocated to Isinya in Kajiado in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic which hurt his chances to perform in gigs. By then, public gatherings, including events were suspended to curb the spread of the virus.

“There was no showbiz going on neither gigs so I decided to join a friend here for farming. People here call me Mzee Supa G. I am loving it. Garlic farming is what I have decided to do for now,” he told Standard Digital in an exclusive interview.

His revelation comes as Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday, March 10 cautioned of Kenya officially entering its third wave of the COVID-19 outbreak that has caused a sporadic increase in daily cases.

"The sheer number itself tells you the whole story. The positivity rate that we are announcing at around 14 percent is also the highest since the last phase in November 2020," Kagwe said.

A day later, ODM leader Raila Odinga tested positive for the virus while admitted to the Nairobi Hospital on Tuesday, March 9 after complaining of body fatigue.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, March 12 extended the nationwide night curfew by a further 60 days during his address to the nation at State House in Nairobi. He also directed all bars, restaurants, and eateries to close by 9 pm, in the first Public Order of 2021.

Political gatherings have also been banned for 30 days, with Uhuru ordering the police to ensure the directive is strictly enforced, regardless of one's social status.

"To secure the implementation of the Order on political gatherings, public ceremonies, I, hereby further direct the National Government Administration Officers (NGAO) jointly with the National Police Service and County Governments Enforcements Officers to strictly enforce this Public Order regardless of the social and political status of the convenors of the political gatherings,” he announced.