Guwahati: SS Rajamouli, filmmaker and visionary extraordinaire, as well as his family members, have tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19 virus on Wednesday, July 30.
"My family members and I developed a slight fever few days ago. It subsided by itself but we got tested nevertheless. The result has shown a mild COVID positive today. We have home quarantined as prescribed by the doctors", the Telegu director wrote in a tweet.
My family members and I developed a slight fever few days ago. It subsided by itself but we got tested nevertheless. The result has shown a mild COVID positive today. We have home quarantined as prescribed by the doctors.— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) July 29, 2020
SS Rajamouli is hardly the first high-profile celebrity in India to have tested positive for the dreaded disease that has already wiped out over 6 lakh humans across the globe. Earlier, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan, as well as Aishwarya and Aaradhya Bachchan had tested positive for the contagion.
Popular singer Kanika Kapoor, known for her hit song 'Baby Doll' picturized on Sunny Leone, had also tested positive for the virus. Reportedly, she is the first Indian celebrity to have become a victim of COVID-19. Kanika urged her fans to take proper precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also tested positive for Covid-19. In the tweet where he announced his 'positive' status, Chouhan wrote, "My dear people, I was having symptoms of #COVID19, after the test my report has come positive. I appeal to all my colleagues that whoever has come in contact with me, get corona test done. People close to me must move to quarantine."
India reported over 50,000 coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period for the first time yesterday, government data shows. This is the biggest one-day spike in cases so far. At least 52,123 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total cases to 15,83,792.