Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is the most recent celebrity to contract COVID-19. Akshay Kumar announced on Twitter on Sunday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus this morning. In a tweet, he wrote: “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. I’m under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care.” In a tweet, Akshay Kumar urged those who had recently come into touch with him to get screened: “I would seriously recommend all those who have come into contact with me to get themselves tested and take care.”

When Akshay Kumar was diagnosed with COVID-19, he was in the midst of filming Ram Setu, in which he plays an archaeologist. Akshay and his co-stars Nushratt Baruccha and Jacqueline Fernandez visited Ayodhya last month to attend a puja for the film.

Since the lockdown was lifted last year, Akhay has become one of the busiest movie stars. He’s worked on a variety of designs, including Bell Bottom and Atrangi Re, and has begun and finished them both. Actually, 

Akshay Kumar is the most recent Bollywood star to be diagnosed with the condition. Alia Bhatt, Aamir Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and a slew of other celebrities have recently tested positive.

Maharashtra has been battling a strong second wave of coronavirus infections. The state, on Saturday reported 49,447 fresh cases, the highest rise in a day so far, taking the tally to 29,53,523 while 277 fatalities pushed the toll to 55,656, the state health department said.

Mumbai city also registered 9,108 new infections, the highest spike in a single day.