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A day after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to share that he has been hospitalised.

“Thank you, everyone, for all your warm wishes and prayers, they seem to be working, I am doing fine, but as a precautionary measure under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home soon. Take care," he wrote.

Kumar, who was one of the first actors to resume film shootings, on Sunday announced that he had tested positive for the virus.

On Sunday, the 'Good Newwz' actor informed that he has contracted COVID-19 and is currently 'under home quarantine'.

"I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself. I am under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care," he wrote.

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The star, who was shooting for "Ram Setu" in the city, urged all those who came in contact with him to get themselves tested.

"I would sincerely request all those that have come in contact with me get themselves tested and take care of. Back in action soon!" he said.

As soon as the actor announced the news, scores of fans wished him a speedy recovery.

Not just Kumar, as many as 45 members of the film's crew have also tested positive.

BN Tiwari, President, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), said a crew of nearly 100 was set to begin filming in Madh Island from April 5 but when the mandatory COVID-19 tests were done, 40 junior artistes tested positive.

"They all have been quarantined after testing positive. Out of those, 40 were junior artistes while the rest were Akshay's make up team, their assistants. Now the shooting has been halted indefinitely," Tiwari told PTI.

Recently, Alia Bhatt, Paresh Rawal, Kartik Aaryan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Rohit Saraf were among those who had tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, Bollywood actors Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar also informed that they tested positive for the virus via thier social media platforms.

Earlier, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and some others were infected with the virus.

Meanwhile, India recorded an all-time high of 1,03,558 coronavirus infections in a day pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The single-day rise in cases surpassed the earlier peak of 97,894 infections reported on September 17, last year, making it the highest since the pandemic began in India, while the death toll increased to 1,65,101 with 478 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

With 57,074 new coronavirus infections, Maharashtra on Sunday evening has reported the highest single-day spike so far since the pandemic started.

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