Actor Malaika Arora has tested positive for COVID-19. The news has been confirmed by her sister Amrita Arora. Malaika, who is currently seen as a judge on a dance reality show, is reportedly quarantining at home. On Sunday, her rumoured boyfriend Arjun Kapoor took to Instagram and revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus as well.
"It is my duty to inform all of you that I have tested positive for coronavirus. I’m feeling ok and I’m asymptomatic. I have isolated myself at home under the advice of doctors and authorities and will be under home quarantine. I thank you all in advance for your support and I will keep you all updated about my health in the days to come. These are extraordinary and unprecedented times and I have faith that all of humanity will overcome this virus. ..Much love, Arjun," read Kapoor's post.
It has been reported that close to eight people have tested positive for COVID-19 on the set of India's Best Dancer, the dance reality show on which Arora is a judge, alongside dance directors Geeta Kapur and Terence Lewis.
IFTDC (Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association) CEO Suresh Amin has confirmed the news. “I don’t know the exact number, but yes, there have been cases of COVID-19 on India’s Best Dancer. Everyone has been taking every possible precaution but I guess the pandemic is so severe that we have to deal with it come what may,” Amin told ETimes TV.
In an exclusive interview with ETimes TV, Kapur said, “Well, if this is true then our next week will be tougher. Nearly 400 people worked on our set otherwise but after the restart, we have been reduced to just 100-120 people.”
As India's COVID-19 cases has crossed the four million mark. Over 90,000 cases were reported on Sunday itself. India has become the country with the second-largest number coronavirus cases in the world, overtaking Brazil. India is also the country reporting highest number of daily coronavirus cases across the globe. According to a report by NDTV, currently India has 8.82 lakh active cases and the recovery rate stands at 77 percent. So far, 71,642 deaths have been reported in India due to the pandemic.
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Shikha Chandra is an intern with SheThePeople TV.