Former Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Maria Chike, on Wednesday revealed that she has been tested positive for COVID-19.

This development was disclosed Via Instagram, while she was appreciating her fans for showing concern about her well-being, The Punch reports.

On her Instagram stories, she wrote, “My heartbeats, I heard you were all concerned about me. Thank you so much for all your kind messages. Unfortunately, I have tested positive to COVID-19 but I can reassure you, I am doing really well.”

As the earlier results conflicted, maria went ahead to share the troubles she had during the tests,

In her words, “I initially had a negative result from Dubai less than 24 hours of coming into Ghana. Upon arrival in Ghana, I tested positive and was asked to quarantine. I got a different doctor that tested me negative again. We had so many (sic) back and forth results of positives and negatives. But finally, I have tested positive.”

Her experience prompted her to tell her fans that they need to take the virus seriously, she also assured them that she had been placed in the best possible care.

She said, “Please, do not take COVID-19 for granted, and don’t try to be as stubborn as myself always. I have been placed in the best possible care and receiving treatment. I will be in Ghana until I am fully recovered and tested negative. I love you all and cannot wait to get back to work.”