Photo Source: Sonu Sood's Instagram account
Sonu Sood tests positive for COVID-19
New Delhi [India], April 17, 2021 (ANI): Bollywood actor Sonu Sood on Saturday informed his fans via a social media post that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under home quarantine.
The 'Dabangg' actor confirmed the news through his Instagram handle. "Hi everyone this is to inform you that I have tested positive this morning for COVID-19. As a part of precautions, I have already quarantined myself and taking utmost care but don't worry this gives me ample time to solve your problems remember I am always there for you all," he wrote.
On a related note, the 47-year-old actor took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Apollo Hospital, in Punjab on April 7. The actor took to his social media accounts to share a picture from the hospital.
Along with getting vaccinated against the deadly infection, the actor also launched 'Sanjeevani - A Shot of Life', an initiative to encourage people to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and raising awareness about the inoculation drive in the country.
It to be mentioned that the actor has been at the forefront in helping people affected with Coronavirus.
“Since morning I haven’t kept my phone down, thousands of calls from all over India for Hospital beds, medicines, injections and still not able to provide to many of them. I feel so helpless. The situation is scary, please stay at home, wear mask and prevent yourself from infection,” the actor has earlier written on the surge in COVID-19.
“All said and done, I am still on it, I am sure together we can save many more lives. It's time not to blame anyone but to come forward for the needy who need your help. Try to provide medical needs to the ones who don't have access. LET'S SAVE LIVES TOGETHER. Always there for u,” Sonu Sood has recently posted on his social media page.
The second wave of coronavirus has infected a lot of people and the number of COVID-19 positive cases has been rapidly rising. In Bollywood, an array of celebrities has got infected within a span of a few weeks.
Sonu, who has been in the limelight because of his philanthropic work, has become the latest Bollywood celebrity to be diagnosed with COVID-19 after Manish Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Govinda, Bhumi Pednekar, Aamir Khan, Paresh Rawal, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Narayan, Kartik Aaryan, and Aamir Khan among others.
Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and some others were also infected with the virus.
Separately, on the film front, Sonu recently announced a new movie titled 'Kisaan', to be directed by E Niwas and backed by filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa. Apart from that, he will also be featured in Chiranjeevi-starrer upcoming Telugu movie 'Acharya'.
Sonu will also be seen in Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Prithviraj', which is slated to release on November 5, this year. (ANI)