What Janet Mbugua's COVID Scare Should Teach All Of Us

I can gerrit, you can gerrit...

By  | Nov 24, 2020, 06:43 AM  | Janet Mbugua  | Drama

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Former TV queen and Rush actor Janet Mbugua shocked her fans yesterday by announcing that she had Coronavirus-like symptoms.

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In October, the mother of two had shared a picture of her hand where a drip needle had pierced it, and asked her fans to cherish life and take care of themselves.


"Life has a funny way of creeping up on you. One minute you can be up and about enjoying life and all it has to offer and in the next minute, you are on a drip," she wrote in an Instagram post to her one million followers. "2020 has been a super stressful time for most, so even the tiniest triggers should not be ignored."

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The tone of her post at the time concerned loyal fans who thought that she had received some very bad news. But Janet has now made a full recovery and comeback. Thank God!

Yesterday she shared an update with her fans explaining what had happened in October and how she thought the worst had happened to her, "About a month ago I was convinced that I had Covid because the symptoms escalated quickly."


With a host of her former Citizen TV having been diagnosed with the deadly virus, including popular anchor Jeff Koinange, it's understandable to see why Janet was worried.

Within the newly posted video on her Twitter account, Janet can be seen taking the coronavirus nose swab test which she is clearly uncomfortable with. But luckily she turned out a negative test for the pandemic virus.

Janet says that her scary experience has given her the motivation to fight the fear and stigma of the coronavirus and she is now using her huge platform to advocate for a vaccine.

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And there's hope for her cause because a host of coronavirus vaccines have started to roll out of the labs. So far, American companies like Pfizer and Moderna have released their vaccines. And just yesterday when Janet posted her video, the UK announced a vaccine of their own created by Oxford and AstraZeneca.

Hopefully for Janet and the rest of us who are scared of this disease, this spells the end of the pandemic. But before the vaccine reaches on our shores, Janet has some sound advise for everyone, "Life happens to the best of us. The lesson though is to lean in to our bodies and be at our best health always. There’s only one you; look after that person."

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