Ghanaian international footballer and Hellas Verona’s midfielder, Emmanuel Agyeman Badu is under self-isolation in Italy because of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
The footballer reveals that his self-isolation follows a number of his colleague footballers who have tested positive for the virus.
Sounding a warning to Ghanaians, the midfield dynamo urged Ghanaians not joke with the virus as it is a very serious issue.
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu speaking to me on Angel 102.9FM in Accra revealed that the virus does not fear black people as has been widely speculated in Ghana.
He revealed that two black footballers have tested for the virus in Italy so Ghanaians should not take things for granted because of such falsehood.
“I think as Ghanaians we joke a lot with very serious issues. I have been reading on social media how people are circulating fake news and playing with it.
This is how Italians started with it and now the whole country is at standstill.
It is never true that coronavirus doesn’t infect black people. As I speak, two black footballers have contracted it in Italy. Myself, I have been placed under self-isolation because my club faced a club that’s got 8 players testing positive. If I need anything, you just have to put on club WhatsApp page so that club physio will buy for you. For one week now, I’m in the house alone and even the team physio who buys me groceries is not allowed to get in contact with me. He just places them at my doorstep and disappears. It is a very scary and sad situation here.”
The Ghana Health Services(GHS) today announced the confirmation of four new cases of the coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the total to six.
Announcing the new developments, Dr Badu Sarkodie, said the four new cases like the first two, were imported into the country.
He revealed that three of the new cases were recorded in Accra, while the other was confirmed in Obuasi in the Ashanti region on March 13th & 14th, 2020.
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