04 Apr 2021: Actor Govinda tests positive for COVID-19; has mild symptoms
Govinda has become the latest Bollywood celebrity to test positive for COVID-19.
His wife, who herself recovered recently from the disease, informed about the actor's diagnosis.
According to an official statement, he has mild symptoms and is under home quarantine.
The "second wave" of the novel coronavirus is hitting Bollywood hard. Earlier in the day, actor Akshay Kumar also informed that he has tested positive.
Statement: Wife Sunita informs that Govinda is doing fine
Sharing an update about the Hero No. 1 actor's health, Govinda's wife Sunita said that he was doing fine and that the family is in touch with a doctor "who is guiding us and keeping an eye on his symptoms."
She also said, "After him testing positive, we all got ourselves tested and everybody at home has tested negative, including the staff (sic)."
Details: 'He seeks blessings and wishes of his fans and friends'
Meanwhile, the actor's spokesperson also gave a health update saying, "Despite utmost precautions, unfortunately Mr. Govinda Ahuja has tested positive for COVID-19. He has mild symptoms and is in home quarantine."
His wife Sunita has requested everyone who came in contact with the actor to get tested, said the spokesperson, adding, "He seeks blessings and wishes of his fans and friends from India and abroad."
Information: Bollywood badly hit by COVID-19 'second wave'
Even though film productions resumed a long time back with necessary precautions, a sudden spike in cases from the entertainment industry is being observed.
In the last few days, many personalities like Alia Bhatt, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Aamir Khan, Kartik Aaryan, and several others contracted the highly contagious virus.
Statistics: India is observing a steady spike in COVID-19 numbers
According to numbers released by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday, India added over 93,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, which is worrying because this is the highest single-day spike since mid-September last year.
The total number of cases now stands at a staggering over 12.4 million.
Many state governments are imposing extra curbs to stop the spread of the deadly virus.