Malaysian influencer and YouTuber Yang Bao Bei (杨宝贝) has had a very tumultuous year. During April, she tried to commit suicide after it was discovered she had been scamming people. She managed to turn her life around and has been healing from the incident.
However, her YouTube channel has been silent for two months now, at least until yesterday (16th September). YBB announced that her silence was because she and her 64-year-old mother had been diagnosed with Covid-19.
Two months ago, YBB was still struggling with her depression. She got a new pet dog “BB” which cheered her up! Yet, in the midst of everything, YBB was diagnosed with the deadly virus. The YouTuber found it puzzling as she had been very careful with SOPs and her hygiene.
The symptoms hit slowly. It started with a headache, which developed into a fever. She took Panadol but the symptoms persisted. She eventually realised something was wrong on the third day when her mother started showing symptoms as well. They immediately took a PCR test which confirmed they had indeed contracted the virus. Both mother and daughter started their home quarantine.
YBB suspects she was infected after using the apartment’s elevator. According to her, there were four or five others who were also diagnosed in the complex at the time. “I had severe symptoms such as throat inflammation, vomiting and diarrhoea,” she shared. “I passed out for about 20-30 hours and I also lost 5-6 kilograms.”
Their most recent results declared them free of the virus. However, YBB’s voice is still hoarse, a stark difference from her usual sound. The influencer also revealed that she had stopped taking her antidepressants after being diagnosed with Covid.
Netizens were pleased to see her doing much better. Many of them cheered her on and wished her well, saying “I wish you all safety in the coming days.” Others advised her to take better care of her health. After her fiasco earlier this year, netizens reminded her that they were eagerly watching and waiting to see the change in her lifestyle.
Although we’re sure YBB did her best to keep the virus out of her house and home, sometimes unforeseen factors can foil our best efforts. It’s definitely a blessing that YBB survived the virus and hopefully, she’ll continue her upward climb to netizens’ good graces again.
Watch YBB’s video here: