Popular actor Adnan Siddiqui has tested positive for Covid-19. The actor and newly turned producer took to his Instagram to let his fans know about the ‘bug’ that bit him.
“Hey everyone! So I have also been bitten by the bug, not the love bug but the Covid one,” he shared. “I tested positive today, thankfully with a mild infection and immediately placed myself in isolation,” added Siddiqui.
He went on to urge those who had been in close proximity to him in the past few days to get tested as well. “I urge all of you who came in contact with me in the last one week, to get the tests done. Fingers crossed, stay safe guys!” he concluded.
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After Adnan’s post, a number of prominent stars commented, wishing him well.
“Take care of yourself,” wrote Ayeza Khan. Meanwhile, Saba Qamar commented, “Get well soon, Dost.”
Hira Mani also said, “Take care Adnan bhai.”
Siddiqui isn’t the first star to have tested positive for the virus since the fourth wave emerged. Kashmir the Band’s singer Bilal Ali also tested Covid-19 positive last week, despite getting vaccinated and recently the popular actress Zarnish Khan has also joined the quarantine club.
The spread of the coronavirus Delta variant is reaching alarming levels in Karachi with positivity rate of 24 percent. Public and some private sector hospitals had reached full capacity by the eve of the Eidul Azha holiday and began to declare health emergencies. As infections surge across the country, the Sindh government also decided to impose further restrictions.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 3,752 coronavirus cases have been reported during the last 24 hours, taking the national positivity rate to a whopping 7.51 percent as the country battles a fourth wave of the pandemic. This is the highest number since the month of May of this year.
Moreover, the provincial government plans to ask the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block the mobile phone sims of all unvaccinated individuals after a week’s notice.