ISLAMABAD, Jul 6 (APP): Many Pakistani celebrities who tested positive for coronavirus have shared their experience of going through the quarantine time, battling and recovering from the novel COVID-19.
Celebrities who battled the virus discussed their take on the virus to create public awareness about how to overcome this difficult time physically and psychologically. These included some big names from the entertainment industry such as singer and politician Abrar ul Huq, actresses Rubina Ashraf, Sakina Sammo and Laila Zuberi, fashion designers Amir Adnan, Maheen Khan and anchors Wasay Choudhary and Shafaat Ali among others.
Renowned actress from Islamabad, Laila Zuberi recovered from COVID19 after being quarantined here at her home while her husband stayed in the hospital for almost 16 days. Sharing her experience on how to fight with coronavirus at home, she told APP she was positive during this time and focused on a healthy diet, exercises and praying to boost immunity and stay stress-free.
“I practiced some breathing exercises and kept an Oximeter with me all the time to check oxygen level besides taking protein stocks, fresh fruits and a balanced diet. She said adding that one should not panic if they get positive test for COVID19, continue wearing mask and isolate ourselves for early recovery”
Abrar ul Haq has also he had contracted the virus last month. He took it to Twitter saying, “My corona test came positive, i am home quarantined, however, InshaAllah, I will keep performing my duties through Skype as Red Crescent and Sahara worker. Please pray for me and all those fighting it”.
Fashion designer Amir Adnan also took to Instagram to confirm that he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. “As soon as you detect any of the Covid symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. I took steam for 10 minutes followed with salt and hot water gargle six times a day. Drank hot green tea with ginger and honey at least 10-12 cups a day,” he added.
Comedian and actor Vasay Chaudhry confirmed the news on Twitter as well. “I have tested positive for Covid-19 and self quarantining. I have no symptoms. My family tested negative. I have already notified people I have come in contact with recently to get themselves tested and self-isolate if need be,” he posted on his official account
TV host, stand-up comedian and actor Shafaat Ali also confirmed he had tested positive for the virus. He confirmed he was experiencing mild symptoms and has been using his social media account since to spread awareness about the virus.
The award-winning Fashion designer Maheen Khan is one of the biggest names in Pakistan’s fashion industry. The veteran behind the Brand Gulabo (BG) made headlines when she dressed up duchess Kate Middleton during her royal visit to Pakistan.