RAPPER Wiz Khalifa has tested positive for Covid-19 as Los Angeles suffers a surge in cases of the Delta variant.
The rapper, 33, told his fans the news via Twitter, writing on Wednesday: “Okay loved ones….sooo…..Ya boy got covid. No symptoms. Just stay away from me for a lil while.”
Wiz, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, added: “While im in the house I’ll be givin y’all new content, planning raves, and readying this new project (sic).”
Wiz did not say if he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Covid infections, fuelled by the spread of the Delta variant, are rising again across California just a month after Governor Gavin Newsom declared the state was open again following the 2020 Stay At Home order.
MANDATORY MASK WEARING
Los Angeles County announced Thursday that wearing a mask at indoor public establishments – including shops, grocery stores, restaurants and workplaces – would be mandatory once again regardless of a person being vaccinated or not.
The order comes into effect at midnight Saturday with the county’s Public Health Department saying the move was necessary due to the steadily increasing number of Covid cases and hospitalizations.
The county reported Thursday 1,537 new cases of infection – the highest number since early March, and seventh straight day of new cases numbers topping 1,000.
The vast majority of people testing positive for Covid-19 have not been vaccinated.
The Associated Press reported last month only about 0.8 per cent of deaths related to the virus in May occurred in fully vaccinated people, or about 150 of 18,000 total.
Former E! News personality Catt Sadler, 46, reported earlier this week she was sick even though she had been fully vaccinated.
Sadler, who lives in Los Angeles, posted a selfie from her sick bed on Instagram Tuesday, saying she had contracted the coronavirus while “caring for someone who contracted Covid” and who had not been vaccinated.
She wrote on Instagram: “I’m telling you this so that you understand that the pandemic is very much NOT over. Delta is relentless and highly contagious and grabbed ahold of me even after getting vaccinated.”
Sadler, who did not say when she got her jabs, added she “assumed she would be fine,” adding she also wore a mask while she was with the person she was caring for.
“Well I’m not [fine],” she wrote. “I’m one of many breakthrough cases that we are seeing more of each and every day. They said ‘you shouldn’t have severe symptoms at least’ – well, mine are not mild.”
“Two days of a fever now. Head throbbing. Extreme congestion. Even some weird puss coming out of my eye. Serious fatigue; no energy to even leave the bed,” she wrote.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that vaccines do not provide 100 per cent protection against the virus and people can still become infected.
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