Mumbai: Actor Bhumi Pednekar on Monday said she has tested positive for novel coronavirus and has “mild symptoms”.

In an Instagram post, the 31-year-old actor said she is currently under isolation and is following necessary protocols listed by the doctors.

The “Durgamati” actor asked those who came in contact with her to also get tested for the virus.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19. As of today, I have mild symptoms, but am feeling ok and have isolated myself. I am following the protocol given by my doctor and health professionals. If you have been in contact with me, request you to please get tested immediately,” she wrote.

Pednekar urged her fans to be cautious amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

“Please don’t take the current 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 behaviour,” she added.

On Sunday, Mumbai recorded its highest single-day spike of 11,163 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the city’s caseload to 4,52,445.

Actor Vicky Kaushal on Monday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and is under home quarantine.

The 32-year-old actor shared his diagnosis in a statement posted on his Instagram page.

“In spite of all care and precautions, unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Following all essential protocols, I am under home quarantine, taking medication as prescribed by my doctor,” Kaushal wrote.

On Monday, actor Bhumi Pednekar also confirmed that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Kaushal and Pednekar were reportedly shooting for director Shashank Khaitan’s upcoming Dharma Productions movie Mr Lele in the city.

Kaushal urged those who came in contact with him to also get themselves tested.

On Sunday, Mumbai recorded its highest single-day spike of 11,163 new coronavirus cases, pushing the city’s caseload to 4,52,445.

Also read: Akshay Kumar hospitalised day after testing COVID-19 positive

Singer Abhijeet Sawant on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and urged his fans to take precautions amid the rising coronavirus cases in India.

The 39-year-old singer, who shot to fame as the winner of the first season of singing reality show “Indian Idol” in 2004, shared his diagnosis on Twitter.

“I tested COVID positive. Be safe, take all precautions. Don’t ignore wearing mask,” Sawant tweeted.

On Monday, actors Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar also confirmed their COVID-19 diagnosis. The duo were reportedly shooting for a film together.

They are the latest Bollywood celebrities to have contracted the virus after superstar Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Alia Bhatt, R Madhavan and singer Aditya Narayan among others.

Mumbai recorded its highest single-day spike of 11,163 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the city’s caseload to 4,52,445.

Also read: Actor Ajaz Khan tests coronavirus positive in NCB’s custody

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