MIDLANDS Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Senator Larry Mavhima has opened up on his battle against COVID-19, urging people to get constant medical check-ups and adhere to the set World Health Organisation standards.
Senator Mavhima, who has survived the novel coronavirus, says people tend to downplay the aspect of getting regular medical check-ups and yet they might be infected with the virus that has caused a lot of untold suffering across the globe.
At first, I was in denial. I could not even imagine the aspect of visiting a hospital. That I could be diagnosed with the virus was beyond my imagination. It took the intervention of my family to say I was no longer myself. They said I was weak and that is when I had to seek medical attention, he said.
Senator Mavhima, who is now a COVID 19 ambassador, says he had to use both traditional and modern medicine to get rid of the virus.
It was quite a difficult moment for me. My doctors subscribed some antibiotics which I used to boost my immune system and get rid of some mucus that was building inside my lungs. I was also advised to do kunatira (steaming)with eucalyptus leaves and all sorts of concoctions. I would also drink tea and use Zumbani until I eventually tested negative, explained Mavhima.
The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution who is also the Chairperson of the Midlands COVID-19 Taskforce warned people against flouting lockdown rules, saying they are for the good of the nation. – ZBC