Croatia’s Eurovision 2020 singer Damir Kedzo has tested positive for Covid-19. The Croatian star made the announcement across his social media channels on Tuesday.
“My dears, I have to share with you that I am positive for Covid-19,” he wrote on Instagram. “I am at home, I am in isolation and I feel good.”
“For the next 14 days we will communicate online and wait for all of this to pass. Be careful, wear masks, take your temperature and if you doubt anything, contact your doctor.”
Damir Kedzo reveals positive Covid-19 test result
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Dragi moji, moram podijeliti s vama da sam pozitivan na Covid- 19. Nalazim se doma , u izolaciji sam i osje?am se dobro. Sljede?ih 14 dana komunicirati ?emo online i ?ekati da sve ovo prodje. ?uvajte se , nosite maske, mjerite temperaturu i ako bilo što posumnjate javite se svom lije?niku. ?
Damir’s many followers and fellow musicians have thanked him on social media for his openness and call to remain vigilant as the pandemic drags on.
On Tuesday, Croatia reported a daily rise of 287 new Covid-19 infections. That brings the number of active cases in the country to 1,588. Of these, 334 people are in hospital and 24 are on breathing machines. In the past day, four people have passed away.
It is important to note that the majority of cases are mild and that most people do in fact recover from the illness. According to the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, more than 16,000 people in Croatia have recovered from Covid-19.
Damir is not the only star from the world of Eurovision to have tested positive for coronavirus. Others include Australia Decides finalist Jaguar Jonze and Germany’s Eurovision 2013 singer Natalie Horler of Cascada. Both have made a full recovery.
Thankfully, Damir will not spend isolation alone. About a year ago, Damir welcomed Gigi the Jack Russell terrier into his life. She often features on his Instagram.
In one post, Kedzo explained that, “Having a dog was one of the best decisions in my life”. We are sure during these tough times of self-isolation, they give each other good company and are the best of friends. You can meet her — and see a bit of Damir’s apartment — in our Q&A session below.
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