Am Happy: Veteran Actor Kiran Kumar Recovers From COVID-19 

The veteran actor tested positive for the virus on 14 May.

Updated27 May 2020, 10:02 AM IST
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Veteran actor Kiran Kumar has tested negative for coronavirus. Kumar, who had contracted the disease last week, had gone into self-isolation immediately. On Wednesday, 27 May, results showed he has recovered for the virus, according to a report in IANS.

“A few weeks ago, I had to undergo a routine medical procedure for which, under the government’s guideline at the time, a COVID-19 test was mandatory. My daughter accompanied me for the testing and we joked and laughed and generally remained upbeat, certain that this was just a formality, and we would get on with our normal lives soon enough,” recalled Kumar.

“The test results came back positive. Within the hour, we cordoned off a floor at home and turned it into an isolation zone. The doctors at Hinduja, Khar, and Lilavati armed us with enough information to ensure panic would not set in. We informed the BMC of my status and amped up everyone’s vitamin intake,” he added.

The actor is relieved after testing negative. “After being re-tested for COVID-19, I am happy to say that I have tested negative. My family is still following strict home isolation. I was totally asymptomatic and apart from the boredom that accompanies isolation had no other complaints. I am continuing to take this forced time-out as an opportunity to introspect and focus on life's smaller pleasures,” the actor said.

Kiran Kumar has tested positive for coronavirus on 14 May, as per a report by News18.

Speaking to the publication, Kumar had said that he was asymptomatic.

“I am asymptomatic. On 14 May, I got myself tested and found out I had coronavirus. However, I don’t have any fever, cough or breathlessness. For the past 10 days I have been self-isolating at home and I haven’t developed any symptoms yet”.
Kiran Kumar, Actor

Kumar added that now that he hds to do all the household chores by himself, he is reliving his boarding school days. “I’m currently staying on the third floor of my house and my family lives on the second floor. From washing my clothes to doing my bed, I am reminded of my boarding school days. I will get tested again on the 25 or 26 May”, he said.

Kiran Kumar has been a part of many films and TV shows. His projects on the small screen include Miilee, Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyar, Grihasti and Zindagi. His filmography includes Mujhse Dosti Karoge, Julie and Dhadkan.

A few days back, three of Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor’s house staff has tested positive for coronavirus. Kapoor had informed in a press statement his 23-year-old househelp named Charan Sahu, who was working in his residence in Mumbai’s Lokhandwala, was unwell on16 May, and on 19 May tested positive for the virus. The producer immediately sent him for a test and kept him in isolation. After that, two more members of his house staff have tested positive for the virus, said a report by Spotboy. Dayanand Bangar,Oshiwara Police Station PI, confirmed the news.

(Inputs: IANS and News18)

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Published: 24 May 2020, 05:51 AM IST
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