Actors Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora have tested positive for Covid-19. Both have mild symptoms and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked them to remain in home quarantine.
Both are doubly vaccinated and had attended a few public events with celebrities before they tested positive. “The BMC is tracking all their close contacts,” said Suresh Kakani, Additional Municipal Commissioner, health. Kapoor and Arora were tested on Saturday and results came on Sunday. So far, 30 of their high risk contacts have been traced and their Covid-19 test results are expected Tuesday. As per protocol, their houses have been sealed, BMC officials said.
“We will check all their contacts and if they have come in contact with any international travelers from countries at risk, then the samples of both will be taken for genome sequencing to check for Omicron,” said a BMC official.
Kapoor and Arora will be tested again after seven days.
Kapoor said in a statement, “I have tested positive for Covid. I immediately isolated myself while following all medical protocols. I request anyone who has come in contact with me to please get tested. My family and staff are also double vaccinated. They are currently not showing any symptoms. Thankfully, I am feeling ok and hope to be up and about soon.”