COVID-19 is real, don't let anyone deceive you - Alibaba

COVID-19 is real, don't let anyone deceive you - Alibaba

Nigerian stand-up Ace Comedian, Atunyota Akpobome, fondly known as "Alibaba", has urged Nigerians to be cautious and keep safe, over the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

The award-winning comedian and entertainer took to his Instagram page to share a video wherein he narrated his experience while at the Yaba Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) COVID-19 isolation centre in Lagos after contracting the virus.

Ali Baba, who revealed that many people died during his time at the isolation centre, called on Nigerians to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines put in place by the federal and state governments.

He, however, advised Nigerians to desist from describing COVID-19 pandemic as a scam.

The comedian thanked Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, and other caregivers who worked tirelessly to keep him alive Yaba Isolation Centre, where he was quarantined.

He said: "The second wave of COVID-19 is deadlier than the one before. People are dying pastors, doctors, professors, billionaires, poor men, less privileged… people are dying every day. Those numbers you see are not fake.

"I have spoken with people who attended parties and died two days later. COVID-19 is real, don't let anyone deceive you. Anyone who tells you COVID-19 is a scam, don't trust the person."

He noted, "Don't let anyone tell you it's a scam. I just came out of isolation. Several people died while I was there. Some of my close friends knew and they were very supportive."