New Delhi: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Sunday announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has isolated himself. Now, it has been confirmed that 45 crew members on Ram Setu sets have also tested positive for COVID-19. About 100 crew members were tested for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure, results of 45 people came positive. Ashok Dubey, general secretary, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) told a leading daily, "Ram Setu has been taking full precautions. It is really unfortunate that 45 people from our Junior Artistes Association have tested positive. They have been quarantined."
Earlier Akshay shared his health update with his fans on social media. He took to his official Instagram handle and wrote "I wish to inform everyone that earlier this morning I tested positive for Covid-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself. I'm 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. Back in action soon." his social media post read.
Akshay is the latest Bollywood star to have been affected by the virus. Previously, actors such as Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, and many others, all tested positive, amid the second wave.
Speaking about the Ram Setu, it also features Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha. It is directed by Abhishek Sharma. It is co-produced by Cape Good Films, Abundantia Entertainment, Lyca Films, and Prime Video.