Among other actors, Akshay Kumar hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus
Akshay Kumar tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday and a day after that he took to twitter to inform that he has been hospitalised.
“Thank you, everyone, for all your warm wishes and prayers, they seem to be working, I am doing fine, but as a precautionary measure under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home soon. Take care,” he wrote.
He had earlier informed that he was under home quarantine.
“I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself. I am under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care,” he wrote.
He also urged everyone who came in his contact to get tested. He was shooting for ‘Ram Setu’. The film stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha.
“I would sincerely request all those that have come in contact with me get themselves tested and take care of. Back in action soon!” he said.
Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) president B N Tiwari confirmed, “It’s quite unfortunate that so many people tested positive at one go. While most were junior artists, a few from Akshay Kumar’s team also tested positive for COVID-19. They have all been quarantined and provided medical attention. With Akshay also in quarantine, the shoot has been suspended as of now,” he said.
Akshay Kumar`s upcoming movies include Sooryavanshi, Ram Setu, Bachchan Pandey, Prithvi Raj, Atrangi Re, Bell Bottom, Rakshabandhan.
Recently, Alia Bhatt, Paresh Rawal, Kartik Aaryan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Rohit Saraf tested positive for coronavirus.
India recorded 1,03,558 coronavirus infections that has raised the COVID-19 tally to 1,25,89,067.
This single day rise in cases has crossed the peak of 97,894 infections reported on September 17. This is the highest count since the pandemic started in India.
The death toll increased to 1,65,101 with 478 new fatalities, the data showed.
On Sunday evening, Maharashtra reported the highest single-day spike so far since the pandemic started with 57,074 new coronavirus infections.