Batushka guitarist Krzysztof Drabikowski is unfortunately the latest metal musician to test positive for coronavirus. Drabikowski revealed the diagnosis on his Facebook page, sharing a few tips about avoiding the disease and messages to his friends. The post was originally in Polish and translated to English via Google translate.
as several people need help to think:
– Wear a mask when going to the infectious hospital
– if you met me before my diagnosis in the last 2 weeks, use quarantine for your good and the good of others, if you have disturbing symptoms please call wherever possible
– despite the fact that sanepid sent me to call the hospital, the hospital sent me to 112 and 112 sent me to sanepid etc. I used quarantine
-the only contact I have had recently with my mother and siblings is the telephone one, so contact with them does not endanger you
– despite the trumpeting everywhere, that as if my immediate family is under the care of the sanitary and is being diagnosed, this is currently misleading, no one has appeared from yesterday to examine them.
– don't stop washing
Drabikowski also shared a letter from his mother, a doctor, regarding her son's diagnosis.
“In connection with the confirmation of my son’s COVID-19 caused yesterday by the SARS-COV2 virus confirmed yesterday, I declare that I have not had any personal contact with him for 3 weeks. Since his son’s return from abroad (12.03), he and his family have been in quarantine at home and we only contacted by phone. Thanks to my vigilance and determination, Krzysztof had a test on 16.03, which unfortunately turned out to be positive. The son was transported from his home to the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Bialystok yesterday evening. His condition remains good.
“Bearing in mind the safety of the staff and patients of the Sol-Med Family Outpatient Clinic, I emphasize once again that in addition to telephone contact, neither I nor my household members had direct contact with my son, his wife and children.
“Out of respect and concern for all, I would also like to inform you that despite the lack of quarantine on me, I have voluntarily decided not to come to work and temporarily stay at home. I will do my best to make coronavirus tests for me and my loved ones.
“I apologize to everyone for any inconvenience caused by my absence from work.
“I wish you all a lot of health and well-being
“specialist in family medicine, pediatrician”
We wish Drabikowski all the best at this time and a speedy recovery.