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Akshay Kumar tests positive for Covid-19

  • Published at 11:23 am April 4th, 2021
Akshay Kumar
In this file photo taken on January 02, 2021 Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar attends the launch of Segways, Mumbai's police two-wheeled self-balancing scooter, in Mumbai AFP

The actor has asked those who were in his vicinity in the recent past to get themselves tested

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has tested positive for Covid-19.

The actor confirmed the matter in a tweet on Sunday morning, reports NDTV. 

"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."

The 53-year-old actor, who has an impressive line-up of upcoming films, added: "Back in action very soon."

Akshay Kumar's Covid-19 diagnosis happened 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 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.