'TMKOC' actor quarantines after society residents diagnosed with COVID-19
TV actor Tanmay Vekaria, best known for his role as Bagha in popular SAB TV sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC), has gone into a 14-day self-quarantine, after three fellow residents from his society and a vegetable vendor were tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Further, the building, located in Mumbai's Kandivali West, has been sealed by the city's authorities. Here's more.
In an interaction with The Times of India, the actor said he is scared since his vegetable vendor tested positive for the virus. Tanmay added that while he didn't come in direct physical contact with the vendor, he has decided to go into self-quarantine for 14 days. He also informed that the residents who tested COVID-19 positive had no history of international travel.
Tanmay added that the infected residents are admitted at a hospital and hoped for their quick recovery. Meanwhile, society residents have been advised against stepping out. "We are not allowed to step out and I absolutely understand that it is the most important thing at the moment," he noted. He added that they have enough stock of essential items at home.
Not long ago, Beyhadh 2 actor Shivin Narang revealed that his residential complex in Mumbai's Malad was sealed, after one of its residents tested positive for the coronavirus disease. The infected person had traveled to Spain and had been hospitalized, Shivin informed. The building is also reportedly home to other popular TV actors such as Sakshi Tanwar and Ankita Lokhande.
Notably, Mumbai continues to remain the worst-hit Indian city from the COVID-19 pandemic. The country's financial capital has witnessed more than 800 infections. Across India, the ongoing pandemic has claimed 249 lives and affected 7,600. Meanwhile, the entertainment fraternity is doing its bit to fight the pandemic. Many TV and film stars such as SRK and Akshay Kumar have pledged donations for the cause.