Friday, March 20, 2020

Diamond Platnumz’s manager tests positive for coronavirus

Musician Diamond Platnumz’s manager, Sallam Sharaf, has contracted coronavirus.

Sharaf took to Instagram to announce that results for a coronavirus test he had taken, returned positive Thursday.

“I have received coronavirus test results, and I would like to confirm that it has turned out positive. Currently, I am under mandatory quarantine, and being monitored closely by doctors. I would like to thank the Tanzanian Government for the good medical services I am receiving. Since Tuesday, I have been in isolation. The nurses at the hospital I am admitted in are good to me. May God protect them, and give them good health,” said Sharaf on Instagram Thursday, March 19.

“[I urge] everyone to be safe out there. This shall pass,” said Sharaf.


Award-winning Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz, who is managed by Sharaf, responded on Sharaf’s Instagram post, saying: “Get well soon, manager.”

Diamond’s mother, Sanura Kassim alias Bi Sandra, said: “God will help you. I believe you will get well, God-willing.”

WCB musician, Mbosso, said: “Get well soon, boss.”

Sharaf’s co-manager, Babu Tale, who also manages Diamond Platnumz, said: “Kindly video-call us so that we ascertain you are okay. You are frightening us, we who come from Morogoro.”

WCB musician Lavalava said: “We are very sorry, manager. May God fight for us.”

Another WCB act, Rayvanny, said: “Get well soon, Don Mendez.”

Diamond’s sister, Esma Platnumz, said: “May God heal you, manager.”

Sharaf’s confirmation of being coronavirus positive came an hour after Tanzania’s Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu, announced that COVID-19 cases in the country had risen to six by Thursday, March 19.

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