Swara Bhasker tests COVID positive: Swara Bhasker has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently isolating at home. The news was shared on social media by the actor herself, who also revealed that she has symptoms like fever, splitting headache and loss of taste. Bhasker is fully vaccinated.
In a statement shared on Instagram, Bhasker revealed that she developed symptoms for the disease on January 5 and RT-PCR test confirmed the same. “I and my family have been isolating since 5th Jan evening.. and I’m taking all necessary precautions. I’ve informed everyone I met in the week prior about my having Covid; but if anyone else did come into contact with me, please get yourself tested,” she said. Bhasker also urged everyone to double mask up and stay safe.
In the caption accompanying her statement, Bhasker wrote, “Hello Covid! Just got my RT-PCR test resulted and have tested positive. Been isolating & in quarantine. Symptoms include fever, a splitting headache and loss of taste. Double vaccinated so hope this passes soon. SO grateful for family & to be at home. Stay safe everyone.”
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Numerous film actors have tested positive for COVID-19 these past few weeks as the number of coronavirus cases rise at an alarming speed across the country. On January 3, Satyameva Jayate star John Abraham shared that he and his wife Priya Runchal had tested positive for the virus. “We are both vaccinated & experiencing mild symptoms,” he wrote.
On January 6, southern superstar Mahesh Babu too shared on Instagram that he was COVID-19 positive. The actor said he was experiencing mild symptoms and was isolating at home. “Please follow the COVID norms and stay safe,” Mahesh Babu advised his followers.
On Friday, India recorded 1.1 lakh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, along with 302 deaths. The numbers have crossed the one lakh mark after almost seven months. Omicron- a new coronavirus strain that has been labelled as a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organisation, is said to be causing the steep rise in cases, pushing India into a third wave. Read more about the new variant here.