Shimla: Bollywood actor and BJP MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol has tested positive for COVID-19, the Himachal Pradesh health secretary said on Tuesday.
Deol has been staying in Kullu district for some days, Health Secretary Amitabh Awasthi said.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday morning, the actor also confirmed the news via a social media post and shared his health update. He wrote in Hindi, "I got my coronavirus test done and the result is positive. I am in isolation and feeling well. I request all those who came in contact with me recently should isolate themselves and get tested."
मैंने कोरोना टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मैं एकांतवास में हूं और मेरी तबीयत ठीक है। मेरा अनुरोध है कि आप में से जो भी लोग गत कुछ दिनों में मेरे संपर्क में आयें हैं, कृपया स्वयं को आइसोलेट कर अपनी जाँच करवाएं।
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) December 2, 2020
Earlier, the health secretary told PTI that according to information received from the district chief medical officer, the MP and his friends were planning to leave for Mumbai, but his COVID-19 test result came out positive on Tuesday.
The 64-year-old Bollywood actor had undergone a shoulder surgery in Mumbai and was recuperating at a farmhouse near Manali in Kullu district.