Leave nothing to chance: Dilip Kumar is in isolation
With the deadly coronavirus outbreak engulfing the world, veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar has been kept in self-imposed isolation, as a precautionary measure against the contagious infection. The 97-year-old legend shared the update on his Twitter account. Kumar said his wife and former actor Saira Banu is leaving no stone unturned in keeping him safe. Here's more.
Kumar urged fans to follow precautions and be safe
Kumar also urged his fans to protect themselves by following precautions. He asked them to stay indoors and limit social exposure. "The coronavirus outbreak transcends all boundaries and borders," the former actor tweeted. Notably, the Devdas actor suffers from a number of ailments. Just last week, Saira had shared on Twitter that Kumar had undergone treatment at Mumbai's Lilavati hospital for severe backache.
You can check Kumar's tweet here
I am under complete isolation and quarantine due to the #CoronavirusOutbreak. Saira has left nothing to chance, ensuring I do not catch any infection.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) March 16, 2020
Stay indoors as much as possible, Kumar appealed
I appeal to all of you to protect yourself and others by staying indoors as much as possible.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) March 16, 2020
The #CoronavirusOutbreak transcends all boundaries and borders.
Follow guidelines issued by health departments, protect yourself and others by limiting your exposure to others.
Tom Hanks, Idris Elba have been infected with coronavirus
It is only right that Kumar and his family are exercising restraint at such a crucial time, when the virus has affected thousands worldwide, including some prominent personalities. Last week, legendary Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were tested positive for novel coronavirus. Other celebrities who have contracted the virus include Idris Elba and Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju.
Meanwhile, Bollywood is in 'sleep mode' due to coronavirus
Meanwhile, the showbiz has taken a big hit owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Film associations across the country have decided to halt all productions until March 31. Furthermore, the planned release of much-awaited movies such as Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi and Dibakar Banerjee's Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar have been indefinitely postponed. Not just that, movies currently running in theaters are struggling hard to make money.
Coronavirus has killed over 7,000 around the world
The novel coronavirus, which originated in China last year and rapidly spread around the world has reportedly claimed the lives of 7,174 people and infected nearly 2 lakh. In India, the deadly virus has killed three people so far.