Diamond Platnumz (Left) and his official producer Lizer Classic
Lizer Classic, the official producer of celebrated Tanzanian Bongo Flava singer Diamond Platnumz has tested positive for coronavirus.
This was revealed by Diamond in a video shared on his social media pages and comes nearly two weeks after the musician’s manager Sallam Sharaf was diagnosed with the disease.
Diamond said Lizer may have contracted the virus after coming into contact with Sallam. Diamond and other Wasafi Records (WCB) staff went into quarantine after Sallam received a positive result on March 19th.
In the video, Diamond is having a conversation with a health officer who has been taking care of him during the quarantine period.
“For example, Lizer who has tested positive but is recuperating just fine, how long does he have to be free from the virus and when will he be released to go home?” Diamond asks in Swahili.
The officer responds by saying: “The patient is tested and after seven days if they have no coronavirus symptoms, they will be tested again. The result may turn out negative because by then the virus is no more. So that is why within these 14 days, one has to go through the tests before been given the go-ahead to go home.”
As of Tuesday, Tanzania had confirmed 19 cases of the virus.