Malaika Arora, who tested positive for COVID-19 on September 6, recently talked about dealing with it and the most challenging part about catching the virus. The actress informed that she did not have any major symptoms and was self-quarantined at home. However, the most difficult part about it was not being able to meet her son Arhaan Khan.
Talking to a leading daily, Malaika said she decided to get tested for the virus when some close acquaintances and a few crew members of India's Best Dancer complained of health issues. "Luckily, my family had not contracted the virus. I was shocked when I tested positive because I had not shown any major symptoms or experienced discomfort. I was advised to self-quarantine at home. I made sure that I didn't step out of my room, and didn't come in contact with anyone, including my son [Arhaan], the house staff and our dog Casper," says the actor-dancer.
She believes that her devotion to fitness held her in good stead as her body began its combat against the virus. "I did not have breathlessness, but showed some mild symptoms. I complained of weakness, which tends to happen when your body is fighting a disease. While I couldn't practise my yoga routine as I was weak, I made sure I performed the basic asanas, and practised breathing exercises like anulom vilom and kapalbhati."
It was difficult for Malaika to face the days alone, without son Arhaan by her side. "The biggest challenge was not being able to meet my son. We spoke to each other from our balconies."
"Love knows no boundaries". With our social distancing and self quarantine in place, we still find a way to check on eachother, see eachother and talk. While my heart breaks to not be able to hug my two babies for another few days, just looking at their sweet faces gives me so much courage and energy to power through.... #thistooshallpass
Her special advice to everyone is, "My advice to everyone is to exercise regularly, and consume healthy food and immunity drinks. You may or may not be able to escape the virus, but your immunity decides how much pain you will go through."
(Source: Mid Day)