Despite what most people think, being a celebrity comes at a price and in times of peril, becomes even more challenging. If a celebrity is suddenly discovered to be Covid positive, fans start bombarding their social media pages and profiles for updates on how they are handling it. Whether they are quarantined or not, how they are holding up, what’s going on in their lives, are just some of the things they harass them about and it gets really difficult to respond to every single fan message, while you’re battling a disease which could very well be fatal.
Here are some of the Pakistani celebrities who have battled their way through their Covid-19 diagnosis and done it with incredible grace and sense of community. They spent their quarantine and illness riddled time trying to educate their audiences and followers on the gravity of the situation during this pandemic and the precautions they need to take.
Few days ago my family & myself contracted the Corona virus.With Allah’s blessings, we r fine. Here https://t.co/1rmXY0ym0f you can see a family of corona virus in my body & then transforming into its true shapes&colours, & then how v can beat them forever @EUPakistan @AKaminara pic.twitter.com/g9zSjpYOkW
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) July 29, 2020
Abrar Ul Haq
My corona test came positive, i am home quarantined, however ,inshahallah, i will keep performing my duties through Skype as Red Crescent and Sahara worker. Please pray for me and all those fighting it.
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) May 31, 2020
Blood donations have fallen extremely amid the coronavirus pandemic risking the lives of many, especially those suffering from #Thalassemia and #Hemophilia
I request you all once again to join the cause and #DonateBloodSaveLives#BeABloodDonor#donateblood pic.twitter.com/1VAiYJudlK
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) June 16, 2020
In the beginning of the month of June, false claims of the actress’s deteriorating health and subsequent death started circulating all over social media. She expressed immense displeasure when she shared the story of how she was constantly harassed with calls by a journalist despite clearly stating that she did not want to discuss her health issues. Sakina Samo then took matters into her own hands and informed her audience that she is following strict isolation for two weeks due to Covid-19.
Rubina Ashraf is a celebrated Pakistani actress whose health was a topic everyone was talking about. claimed to have been severely deteriorating at the hands of the coronavirus. She was suffering from the same fate as Sakina Samo as earlier in June, the actress was rumored to be dead, until her daughter stepped in and rectified all false claims about her mother’s demise and stated that she was recovering well.
I have tested Positive for COVID-19 and self qurantining. I have No https://t.co/m8HGRPRs7A family tested Negative,alham du lillah.
I have already notified ppl i have come in contact with recently to get themselves tested & self isolate,if need be.
— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) June 8, 2020
This Pakistani actor and comedian took to Twitter and broke the news about testing positive on June 7. He has since been using his social media accounts to help raise awareness.
Needed some positivity in life when Corona said, ‘hor koi saday laiq!’
Tested POSITIVE, having mild symptoms. Need your love 💘 💕 #coronavirusinpakistan
— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) June 6, 2020
I am personally using it during my COVID. Can definitely say it helped me to have an urge for food when I practically hated everything edible. Just a small warning, Its extremely sour. https://t.co/TCDttDjO2n
— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) June 14, 2020
— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) June 10, 2020
Maybe we should all take a leaf out of their book and be responsible if/when diagnosed with COVID19.