Nakuul Mehta, who was busy shooting for Never Kiss Your Best Friend 2 in London last month, contracted COVID-19 in December end. The actor informed his fans and followers about the same on social media. Nakuul said that he is binging on some web series, listening to podcasts, eating homemade warm meals and consuming the required medicines to beat the virus. The actor recovered recently, however, in a sad turn of events, his 11-month-old baby boy Sufi also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. His condition deteriorated and he had to be hospitalized.
Jankee Parekh shared an emotional note on social media recalling the difficult phase. Jankee shared some pictures from the hospital and wrote, "I somewhere always knew that a virus like Covid will get to most of us sooner or later, but what actually went down last week was something I did not foresee. While most of you may know that my husband tested positive 2 weeks ago, i also got the symptoms a couple days later. I thought not attending my sister’s wedding was the worse that covid could do to me, not realising that what I was about to experience in the coming week were to be the hardest days of my life, yet."
Jankee further wrote, "Sufi started developing fever a day after I tested positive & it refused to come down inspite of water sponges & medication. We rushed him in the middle of the night to the hospital when his fever crossed 104.2 & what followed were very hard days in the Covid ICU with my baby boy. My fighter went through it all. Right from being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, to him getting pricked 3 IVS, a bunch of blood tests, RTPCR, bottles of saline, antibiotics & injections to get his body temperature down. Sometimes, I wonder how did this tiny human get so much strength to face all of it?"
Jankee added, "His fever finally broke after 3 days. Having to single handedly take care of Sufi 24/7 at the hospital felt exhausting. Little did I realise that a huge part of the fatigue & exhaustion was also because I was positive too. I will be forever grateful to my nanny who agreed to step in to the Covid ICU & take care of Sufi after the first two days as my body had almost given up. Sufi’s pead @sonalsaste , the entire staff at SRCC Childrens hospital & esp. Dr. @samdanivinit . I cannot thank all of you enough for the timely treatment & giving us the courage to fight this."
Jankee Parekh concluded her note saying, "Of what we have read, Omicron is supposedly milder on adults, but to all of you with babies please do not put your guard down. Not now. Our babies cannot wear masks or get vaccinated so we need to be all the more cautious as we are coming back home to them. The idea of sharing this fight has been to make sure I can extend this awareness, even if it’s to just 1 more parent. Also Sufi turns 11 months, today. Thank you my superhero for inspiring us by your resilience & that goofy smile which makes every storm seem so trivial in comparison."
Nakuul and Jankee welcomed their baby boy Sufi on February 3, 2021.