Morning show host Nida Yasir, who tested positive for Coronavirus, has now recovered and returned to her show with a positive energy.
Nida Yasir shared what she and her family went through while battling COVID-19, she added,”It has become so habitual for me to meet you guys (the audience) every day, that these last three weeks have been very difficult.”
“The year 2020 is not about succeeding; it is about survival”, Nida added.
Talking about the ongoing pandemic, she added, “I always told my sister that there is so much hoo-ha about the virus, humare kisi qareebi banday ko tou hua nahi. And we didn’t really think of getting tested since I really didn’t have any symptoms of the virus as I was doing a live show till the very last day.”
“Yasir went to recce and when he got back, he had a mild fever. Every area has its own health sector. You call them, you tell them the symptoms, that’s when they will guide you whether you should get tested or not,” the host added.
“Yasir’s Mera Dil Mera Dushman co-star Naveed Raza called him and told him he has a similar fever. So did Alizeh Shah and Naouman Sami. The next morning when our daughter, Sila, woke up, she had the same fever. That’s when Yasir panicked. I still didn’t have any symptoms.”
Nida shared that her whole family took the test but it was just her, Yasir and Sila whose results came back positive.
“There were three kinds of symptoms in our house: Yasir with severe symptoms, Sila with mild and I had none,” she continued. “As a responsible citizen and colleague, the first thing I did was to call my programme head since I was working with so many people. I asked him to get everyone tested – including the crew and the guests of the morning show. All of them were negative.”
The host also added and even burst out in tears how she received a plethora of wishes to get better soon and some hate.
“My Instagram, my messenger are filled with so many affectionate messages and prayers from everyone. So many from the entertainment industry called in to ask about our health,” she revealed.
“But many hurt me as well. There were few who said that we had been paid by the government or that it was all a facade. There were few who said, “They used to come to work every day! Acha hua.”