I gained more Instagram followers after contracting COVID-19



After his club conducted Covid-19 test last Tuesday, Nigerian international and KRC Genk striker, Paul Onuachu, says he is “very well” despite contracting COVID-19, as his followers on Instagram increased by over 10,000 after news broke on Wednesday that he had tested positive.

From the results of the tests carried out on the team, Onuachu was the only Genk player who tested positive for COVID-19 after the club conducted tests on Tuesday in preparation for their first pre-season game.

According to Onuachu, prior to the tests, he was previously tested twice upon his return to Belgium from Nigeria and both tests were negative.

“I’m not just in the mood to talk right now. It’s the third test and the first two were negative.

“I am under medications now, and in a couple of days I will undergo another test and I will be fine, so there’s no need for panic.”


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The 26-year-old admitted that his Instagram followers had increased after the news broke that he tested positive for the virus.

Furthermore, Onuachu revealed that he has more followers on Instagram now wishing him speedy recovery after the news of his COVID-19 status.

Findings on Thursday showed that of a truth, Onuachu’s Instagram followers increased by 10,000, from 11,700 to 21,700 as at Thursday, July 9th 2020.

It is important that everyone has to be careful and judge things how they go and hopefully the virus will go soon and everyone will be back to normal.”

Following Onuachu’s coronavirus status, Genk’s pre-season friendly against Eendracht Termien on Thursday evening was canceled.

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