Sources say that Melly is suffering from “labored breathing, body aches, and headaches”. According to TMZ, Melly is only receiving Gatorade and Tylenol to help with the COVID-19 symptoms. Sources also say that jail staff does not check on Melly every hour like they are supposed to.
On April 2, someone in charge of Melly’s Instagram account announced that the Florida rapper had tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 today while awaiting his trial in Broward County Jail,” the caption read. “He’ll be filing a motion for restricted release in hopes of better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus. He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly send positive energy to him please.”