Comedian Owen Gee Reveals Why He’s Against Schools Reopening Amidst COVID-19 Spike
Popular Nigerian comedian Owen Gee has revealed that he is against the idea of schools reopening nationwide amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the entertainer, his young son contracted the virus last year.
Owen Gee says the increase in numbers of infected people across the country should discourage the government from opening schools. The comedian made this known during a chat with Punch.
“I have two kids, one is in primary while the other is in secondary school. Last term, one of my kids came home ill and was sick for a while. We kept treating him for malaria but to no avail.
We treated him for two weeks till he lost his senses of smell and taste. He had body aches and was excessively weak. It was at that point we discovered he had contracted COVID-19. He was about nine years old at the time”.
He went on to narrate how he and his wife later contracted the virus from their son.
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“My wife and I started taking care of him because we could not abandon him, he is our son. In the process of taking care of him, my wife and I also contracted the virus. It was a war for us, later on, his elder brother contracted the virus,” he added.
Owen Gee kicked against the government’s decision to reopen schools despite the second wave of the pandemic in the country.
“A bucket of water outside the school and hand sanitiser is not enough to prevent children from getting the virus. Because we all have different immunities, I cannot risk the life of my child. I do not support the resumption of schools.” he said.
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