Bollywood's Kartik Aryan tests COVID-19 positive

Siliguri, India: Bollywood actor Kartik Aryan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the actor himself revealed the news on his Instagram handle. 

The actor took to his Instagram handle and posted a picture of a 'plus' sign, indicating he tested positive for the virus. In comments, Aryan wrote: 'Positive ho Gaya. Dua Karo.' (Tested positive. Do pray.)

Aryan tests corona-positive amid a busy schedule of shooting his upcoming film with Kiara Advani and Tabu. He joins several other Bollywood actors who have in the last few months tested positive from the deadly virus.

Particularly when it comes to Kartik Aryan, the actor has been systematically urging people to maintain social distancing and follow the COVID-19 protocols. His famous hashtag trend '#CoronaStopKaroNa' went viral after he posted a quirky monologue video urging fans to isolate and take the pandemic seriously. 

The "Love Aaj Kal," actor Sunday walked the ramp on Lakme Fashion Week with Kiara Advani on his side, as the duo will be next seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Sharing a snap from the show, Kartik Aaryan wrote: "A walk down Magic Lane! Always feels surreal to walk for the genius Manish Malhotra."

Earlier Amitabh Bachchan, Kirit Sanon, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, and Malaika Arora were the other stars who contacted the deadly contagion. 

Kartik Aryan's fans pored out support for their favorite star. "Wishing a speedy recovery to you Kartik," wrote a fan. "Be strong and get well soon brother," wrote another. Scores of fans wrote, "Get well soon."

India has seen reflux of the novel coronavirus cases upsurging in the recent weeks. On Monday, India recorded the highest number of daily cases ( 46,951) this year. 

Five states are amid a daily rise in new COVID-19 cases, accounting for over 80 percent of the nation's new virus caseload recorded, the Union Health Ministry said Monday. 

Following Monday's surge, India's total active caseload jumped to 3,34,646 comprising 2.87 percent of India's total infections. 

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