Ram Setu: 45 crew members test positive for COVID-19 after Akshay Kumar, shoot halted

New Delhi: After actor Akshay Kumar tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, it has been said that 45 crew members on Ram Setu sets have also tested positive for COVID-19.

The test was made compulsory as the shoot of the film-Ram Setu was set to begin at a new location in Mumbai from Monday.

Over 100 people were tested out of which 45 people’s result was positive. The shoot has now been halted.

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Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) president B N Tiwari confirming the news to indianexpress.com. “It’s quite unfortunate that so many people tested positive at one go. While most were junior artists, a few from Akshay Kumar’s team also tested positive for COVID-19. They have all been quarantined and provided medical attention. With Akshay also in quarantine, the shoot has been suspended as of now,” he said.

Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar has been hospitalised today as a precautionary measure.

The ‘Good Newwz’ actor took to Twitter to post a statement and confirmed the news. “I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself,” he wrote.

Hoping to get back in action soon, Kumar added, “I am under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care. I would sincerely request all those that have come in contact with me to get themselves tested and take care of. Back in action very soon!”

As soon as the actor announced the news, scores of fans wished him a speedy recovery.

Recently, Alia Bhatt, Paresh Rawal, Kartik Aaryan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Rohit Saraf were among those who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and some others were infected with the virus.



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