Ali Baba recovers from COVID-19, warns against new strain

Ali Baba Alibaba

Ace comedian Ali Baba has come out of isolation after recovering from COVID-19.

The 55-year-old posted a video to Instagram on Monday, warning the public to protect themselves from the disease.

He said the new strain of COVID-19 which originated from the UK is more deadly and that while he was hospitalised in room 4 at the isolation centre in Yaba, Lagos, he saw several bodies carried away from room 1 to 5.

“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,” he wrote in the caption.

Ali Baba thanked Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Commissioner for Health Prof Akin Abayomi and doctors at the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.

He also thanked his colleague Gbenga Adeyinka and others for checking up on him.

Alibaba said he spent Christmas and New Year in isolation.

“COVID is real. Observe all the protocols. People are dying. And it’s not a joke,” he added.