Blood & Water actress Ama Qamata has revealed she’s tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a 49-second-long IG story video, which was captured by a Twitter user, the actress who plays Puleng in the popular series, detailed her experience and said she only has mild symptoms and was “feeling fine”.
“Hey, everyone, I just want to take this video just to announce and tell everyone that I’ve tested positive for Covid[-19],” she began.
“Um, I feel fine. Honestly, I have very mild symptoms. The only thing I think I’ve experienced or I’m experiencing is that I can’t smell or taste anything. Other than that, I feel fine,” she continued before urging people to stay home.
“. . . I just want to tell everyone to stay indoors. If there’s no reason for you to leave your house, then don’t. And if you are leaving your house, always make sure you guys sanitise, keep your distance, wear a mask and, guys, we’re going to get through this. Like the saying goes: tough times never last, only tough people last.”
ama qamata tested positive for covid 🙏🏾💔 pic.twitter.com/NRBgh9VWV8
— #BreonnaTaylor (@bougielikeb) July 17, 2020
Although the actress has not experienced any painful symptoms, other stars such as Lerato Zah, who have tested positive for the virus, were not so lucky. Earlier this month, the actress detailed how she suffered from chest pains, breathlessness, excruciating headaches, diarrhoea and nausea, dizzy spells and loss of appetite.
Ama joins other SA stars like Gail and Kabelo Mabalane, AKA and Enhle Mbali who battled Covid-19.
Messages of well wishes from her fans have been pouring in on social media.
Take a look below.
— EAZY out Everywhere!! ❤️ (@Buyanin_) July 17, 2020
— rory gilmore is the worst (@contigamija) July 17, 2020
@ama_qamata I wish you nothing but the best ❤ i hope you recover fully from what you going through 🥺🤞🏼👏.get well soon dear ❤😘.
— Sihle Maseko (@SihleSteleka) July 17, 2020
You will be fine Ama. You will get through this by God's grace 💪❤ https://t.co/dY4fvkraB7
— LYNDA 💎 (@OludolapoLynda) July 17, 2020