Akshay Kumar tests COVID positive; says, ‘Will be back in action soon’

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Superstar actor Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to announce that he has tested positive for Covid-19. The actor joins the long list of stars who tested positive recently, including Kartik Aaryan, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor among others.

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. I would sincerely request all those that have come in contact me get themselves tested and take care. Back in action soon,” wrote the actor.

Akshay was in Ayodhya shooting for his next film Ram Setu. Actress Jacqueline Fernandez had taken to Instagram to share her picture clicked by Akshay on Saturday, as she began shooting for the film.

Ram Setu also features Nushrratt Bharuccha and is directed by Abhishek Sharma. The film’s unit had earlier performed the Muhurat shot in Ayodhya. Akshay will be essaying the role of an archaeologist in the film. Akshay also has Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re, Farhad Samji’s Bachchan Pandey, Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi and Ranjit Tiwari’s Bell Bottom in the pipeline.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Maharashtra reported 49,447 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest rise in a day so far, taking the tally to 29,53,523 while 277 fatalities pushed the toll to 55,656, the state health department said. Mumbai city also registered 9,108 new infections, the highest spike in a single day.

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