By Tamlyn Canham
The Dlaminis have COVID-19! Singer LeAnne Dlamini opened up about her family’s battle with the virus.
She told her Instagram followers that she has been MIA because her family, including her husband Sipho Dlamini, have COVID-19.
“This week has been a complete nightmare…. I tested positive for covid [last week] Monday followed by positive results for Sipho, Zani and Nosizi on Wednesday. The only negative results were Zaya and Thato! I tried so hard to keep this virus away from our family, I just don’t know how…” she wrote on Instagram.
LeAnne says the family is “managing” their symptoms as best they can and are all doing okay.
“Trying to isolate and still take care of Zaya and Thato, I think has been our biggest struggle. It’s almost impossible isolating from children when all the adults have covid.”
This virus is evil
The singer went on to say that “this virus is evil”.
“We also currently have so many family members and friends who have contracted covid this week. It’s been very taxing emotionally and physically but God has been our strength. Thank you so much to all our family and friends who have been checking up on us daily and dropping off essentials.”
LeAnne asked for prayers for her family.
“Please keep us in your prayers, each day is very scary as you don’t know what symptoms you are going to wake up with. I’m trying to stay of social media too as all these RIP posts break my spirit and I’m trying to be strong for my family.
“Please be safe and take care of yourselves guys! We serve a miracle-working, mighty God and will come out of this victorious!”
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Cases continue to rise
Gauteng is one of the hardest-hit provinces by the latest wave of COVID-19 cases. South Africa recorded 12,513 new cases on Monday.
“The majority of new cases today (Monday) are from Gauteng (60%) followed by the Western Cape (10%). Limpopo accounted for 7%; KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 6%,” health officials said on Monday.
There is also concern that a mutation of the Lambda variant (C.37) could wreak further havoc around the world. The Lambda variant was first identified in Peru late last year.
According to several international reports, the mutations could possibly be resistant to vaccines, but that is still to be proven
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