South superstar Chiranjeevi tests positive for COVID-19
Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi on Monday announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The 65-year-old actor said that he did a COVID-19 test as part of the safety protocol before joining the sets of his upcoming movie Acharya. In a letter to fans and the media the actor stated that currently he is asymptomatic & quarantining himelf at home. He also requested all those who met him in the last 5 few days to undergo COVID-19 tests.
Taking to Twitter, Chiranjeevi tweeted, "Took a test for COVID-19 before resuming 'Acharya' shoot as a protocol and unfortunately tested positive. I am currently asymptomatic and quarantining myself at home. Request all those who met me in the last few days to also undergo COVID-19 tests. Will update you on my recovery soon."
The update comes days after Chiranjeevi along with Nagarjuna on Saturday met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan to discuss issues facing the Telugu film industry. The meeting was held to discuss the initiatives of the Telangana government to restart the business of cinema in the state, which took a massive setback due to the outbreak of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Twitter is flooded with tweets of celebrities and fans wishing Chiranjeevi a speedy recovery.