Mumbai: Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation.
The 38-year-old actor was discovered to have coronavirus when he was shooting for filmmaker Dijo Jose Anthony’s “Jana Gana Mana”. He has been filming since 7 October.
“We had strict protocols in place with regards to COVID regulations and associated safety measures. As is the norm, all involved in the shoot were tested before the schedule started and after the last day of shoot in the courtroom set we had put up, tests were repeated.
“Unfortunately the test results this time came back positive and I have gone into isolation. I am asymptomatic and doing fine now,” Sukumaran said in a statement shared on Twitter.
“Hoping to recover soon and get back to work as soon as possible. Cheers and thanks for the love and concern,” he added.
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) October 20, 2020
Meanwhile, Kerala on Monday recorded 3,46,882 confirmed cases while the death toll mounted to 1,182.