Producer Karim Morani tests negative for coronavirus, discharged from hospital
In a welcome piece of news, Bollywood producer Karim Morani tested negative for coronavirus and has been discharged from hospital. He returned to his home on Friday after two of his results came negative, reports PTI. Earlier, both his daughters Shaza and Zoa, who had also contracted the deadly virus, returned home. Morani said he was elated to be back. Here's more.
Morani is said to be close to Shah Rukh Khan and has produced some of the superstar's movies like Ra.One, Chennai Express, Happy New Year and Dilwale. That he contracted the virus made his friends and family worried since Morani is over 60 years old and has survived two heart attacks. People who have underlying health conditions have lesser chances of beating coronavirus.
As fate would have it, Morani didn't let the disease take over and fought back. He was admitted to an isolation ward in Nanavati Hospital. "I remained asymptotic through my stay, I must say every department from the government to the medical warriors are doing a fantastic job," he told PTI. He will remain in quarantine for 14 days as a precautionary measure.
Now, all three Moranis are back in their Mumbai home. It should be noted that in March, Shaza returned from Sri Lanka, where she possibly got infected. And Zoa, who is the elder sister, had traveled to Rajasthan around mid-March. About her battle with COVID-19, Zoa said her immunity took a hit but since she practised yoga, she was able to recover soon.
"I was alone in the hospital then, but my doctor was kind, sensitive and gave me a lot of positivity. I kept telling myself 'there are others out there with severe symptoms, fighting it out, so I must be grateful'," she told HT recently.
In yet another interaction with India Today, Zoa said the family was expecting Morani to be back in two days. "Papa is still in the hospital, we are hoping that he will be back in the next two days. And he is doing fine, he has no symptoms. And my sister is also recovering very well," she told the daily.
#positiverecovery ☀️ Anddddd my father got home last night , treatment over and now our entire household is Covid-19 negative ! 😁 All of us home now , healthy and in good spirits !!!🌻 Whirlwind of an experience but so happy to be on the other side of it.. Each one of us had a different experience with it in terms of symptoms, so for any advice the best thing is to get in touch with a Doctor or hospital... My Father - no symptoms (9 days in hospital) Sister - head ache and fever (6 days in hospital) Me - fever , fatigue , cough , chest congestion , shortness of breath and head ache ( 7 days in hospital) They were mild , and manageable. To sum it up in short - a flu with a strange over all feeling .. The Doctors and medical staff were fearless , positive and extremely helpful and caring ... @my_bmc @mybmchealthdept were on point with following up with us at every step , from making sure we are getting the right treatment to getting our entire building and road sanitised ! To making sure the other residents in our building are safe ! And yes they are ☀️ 14 days of self isolation at home along with healthy eating , rest and vitamins has been advised.. So grateful for our Government for dealing with this Pandemic hands on ! Thank you Nanavati Hospital for taking care of my Father and Sister and sending them home fully cured 🌼 Thank you Kokilaben hospital ! Indebted forever ! Thank youuuu everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the concern and warm wishes 🥰 So grateful to be on the positive recovery side of this Pandemic . Sincere and deep prayers for the entire world and their families who got hit with the serious side of the illness ... 🤲🏽 #CovidRecovered #covid #ThankYouGod