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Akshay Kumar hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19

  • Published at 02:42 pm April 5th, 2021
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The 53-year-old actor was hospitalized a day after testing positive for Covid-19

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was hospitalized on April 5, a day after announcing that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

The actor shared the news of his hospitalization on Twitter and said that he would like to return home soon.

“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," he wrote.

On Sunday, April 4, the actor twitted his diagnosis with fans and well-wishers. “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'm under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care,” he wrote.

In his tweet, Akshay Kumar asked those who were in his vicinity in the recent past to get themselves tested: "I would sincerely request all those that have come in contact with me to get themselves tested and take care."

Akshay Kumar's Covid-19 diagnosis came at a time when he was busy with the shooting schedule of "Ram Setu," in which he plays an archaeologist.

Last month, Akshay, along with his co-stars Nushratt Baruccha and Jacqueline Fernandez travelled to Ayodhya to attend a puja for the film.

The 53-year-old actor joined the shooting schedule of "Ram Setu" after wrapping "Atrangi Re," in which he co-stars with Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan.

He will also be seen in films such as "Prithviraj," "Bachchan Pandey," and "Raksha Bandhan."

Recently, celebrities such as Alia Bhatt, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Kartik Aaryan, Paresh Rawal, Milind Soman, among others, have contracted Covid-19.

Stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, and Malaika Arora, among others, have taken their Covid-19 vaccine jabs.