I contracted coronavirus from my children – Victoria Inyama

Victoria Inyama

Nollywood actress Victoria Inyama has revealed that she contracted the coronavirus from her children.

The Enugu born actress shared the this revelation in a Punch interview on Sunday.

She said her children had contracted the virus at school.

“One of my kids contracted it in school. And, while l was trying to care for each of them, l got it too. We all tested positive, so l guess they were mentally ready. Our government made the mistake of reopening schools which made this wave of the virus spread so fast from the children to their parents. No amount of precautions could have helped parents like me.

“I also feel the Nigerian government is not safeguarding the people.  How on earth can a government that claims to be reasonable ‘force’ people to register their mobile phones?

“That is a process that involves people gathering in large numbers. Because of this, l don’t blame people who doubt the existence of the virus in Nigeria,” she wrote.

The mother of three added that she has learnt to appreciate every second because life is so fragile.

““I have learnt how to appreciate every second because life is so fragile. My experience of COVID-19 was sleep paralysis— that feeling of being conscious but unable to move or even speak due to very painful breathing and tightening of the chest.

“That is the moment when most people (who have the virus) die. It is a bit like choking on one’s air supply,” she wrote.

Victoria announced she has COVID-19 in a video on Instagram on January 10.

She said, ““Gratitude Gratitude Gratitude…thank you @borisjohnsonuk and @mayorofldn for the lockdown………l couldn’t have been more careful with the kids going to school etc…. I would rather go through this than my children.”

Other celebrities who have tested positive include Paul, Peter and Jude Okoye, Elvina Ibr and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.