Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrita Arora test positive

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Mumbai: Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan on Monday said she has tested positive for COVID-19, after sources in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said both she and her actor-friend Amrita Arora had contracted the virus.

Kareena confirmed her diagnosis on her Instagram Story, adding that she hopes to be “up and about soon”.

“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,” she said in a statement.

The actor further said her family and staff, who are also double vaccinated, are “currently not showing any symptoms”.

“Thankfully, I am feeling ok and hope to be up and about soon,” she added.

Later in the evening, Arora also shared a statement on her Instagram Story confirming her diagnosis.

“I have tested positive for Covid. I’m following all the medical guidelines and BMC rules. Anyone who has been in contact with me, please get tested,” she wrote.

The actor also said her family and staff are fully vaccinated and have tested negative.

“Stay safe, stay responsible,” Arora added.

According to the BMC sources, the tests for Khan and Arora were conducted on Saturday.

“Yesterday, it was confirmed that they have tested positive both are under home quarantine, the insiders said, adding people should follow COVID-appropriate behaviour to avoid spread of the disease.

The sources in the BMC also said that people who came in contact with the actors have been traced and their tests conducted, results of which are awaited.

The civic body will check reports that both had violated coronavirus norms and attended several parties, the sources said.

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