Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Bhoomi Pednekar test covid positive


Akshay Kumar, who tested covid positive on Sunday, revealed a day later that he has been hospitalised. In a tweet on Monday morning, the 53-year-old actor thanked his fans and well-wishers for showering him with prayers: “Thank you everyone for all your warm wishes and prayers, they seem to be working.” In his statement, Akshay added that he is in the hospital as a precautionary measure and that he is looking forward to be back to home soon: “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.”

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A day later, actress Bhumi Pednekar revealed she has contracted the coronavirus. In a statement on Instagram, Bhumi Pednekar wrote she is currently in quarantine: “I have tested positive for COVID-19. As of today, I have mild symptoms, but am feeling ok and have isolated myself”.

Pednekar, known for her happy-go-lucky persona, also shared how she’s dealing with her COVID-positive situation: “Steam, Vitamin C, Food and a happy mood are my go to,” she wrote. She also highlighted the importance of proper precautionary measures, saying she contracted the virus even after following strict protocols: “Please don’t take this situation lightly, even though I followed utmost precaution and care, I’ve contracted it. Wear a mask, keep washing your hands, maintain social distancing and be mindful of your general behavior.”

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Meanwhile, Bhumi Pednekar’s Mr Lele co-star Vicky Kaushal also tested positive. In a post shared just hours after Bhumi’s statement, Vicky Kaushal wrote: “In spite of all care and precautions, unfortunately, I have tested COVID-19 positive.”