Robert Marawa shared news on how his battle with Covid-19 for weeks has landed him in an ICU. Popular sports caster recently disclosed that he was in battle with Covid-19 for 3 weeks and his health deteriorated to an extent that he went on to spend a week in an ICU room for High Care.
For several weeks Robert Marawa has been off air, but his recovery was so encouraging that he could be back on radio sooner to present his Marawa Sport Worldwide which is broadcasted on Metro FM and Radio 2000.
He posted a statement: “It is with great gratitude that I still find myself alive and able to address this personal matter publicly.As a broadcaster within the media space‚ I wrestled with the thought of sharing this part of my journey publicly‚ however‚ I also came to realise that my reality could help educate and perhaps even save someone’s life‚” he said.
“I’d like to start by first thanking my family‚ close friends and my wonderful fans who have showed great concern since my absence from radio and social media in the past few weeks.
“I was recently diagnosed positive with Covid-19 and started strict self-isolation‚ while not taking any medically prescribed pharmaceutical medication.
“What started out as the flu-like symptoms we’ve all been warned about‚ quickly led to fulminant debilitating inexplicable fatigue without shortness of breath on day eight of my diagnosis.
“A doctor friend advised me to get the electronic device that measures pulse and blood oxygen concentration. When oxygen concentration dropped to 92‚ hospital admission was arranged via X-ray to establish lung condition. Chest X-ray showed extensive pneumonia.”
Marawa said it was at this stage that he was sent to the ICU, he further advised the public to respect, follow the protocols and regulations as well as to thank the public in advance for their well wishes and prayers.
Read the rest of the statement below:
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) June 14, 2021