Mumbai: A day after testing positive for the Covid-19, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who was shooting for his upcoming film ‘Ram Setu’ in the city, took to Twitter to share 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.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 5, 2021
On Sunday, Khiladi Kumar had informed that he has contracted COVID-19 and is currently ‘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.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 4, 2021
The star has urged all those who came in contact with him to get themselves tested.
“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.
Soon after the actor announced the news, scores of fans wished him a speedy recovery.
In the last few days, many big actors like Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Paresh Rawal, Ranbir Kapoor, Karthik Aryan, Manoj Bajpayee, Rohit Saraf have contracted the viral infection that has been haunting the world since last year.
The industry stood back on its foot right after the corona vaccine arrived and started shooting following proper government protocols. However, in the recent past, cases of Covid-19 have steadily increased in the country, mainly in Maharashtra, which is considered to be the main reason behind the spike of cases in film industry.
Unprecedented surge in India:
Meanwhile, India’s single day tally on Monday touched worrisome mark of 1,03,558 fresh Covid cases, taking the total tally to 1,25,89,067.
As India grapples with the second wave of COVID-19, Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country, saw the highest-ever daily surge with 57,074 fresh infections on Sunday. Mumbai, India’s financial capital, also saw the highest-ever single-day spike with 11,163 new infections, taking the city’s tally to 4,52,445 cases.
In view of the alluring situation in Maharashtra, state CM Uddhav Thackeray held a cabinet meet on Sunday in which he announced new restrictions including a night curfew in the state and a “strict lockdown” over the weekends from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 am amid the unprecedented Covid surge.