Dulquer Salmaan tests positive for COVID-19 after father Mammootty contracts the virus


On Thursday, actor Dulqueer Salmaan informed that he has tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms. The 35-year-old actor's diagnosis comes days after his superstar father Mammootty also tested positive for COVID-19. Salmaan posted a brief statement on his official social media handles to share the news and said that he has started isolating at his residence.

"I have just tested positive for Covid19. I’m isolating at home and have mild flu symptoms but (I) am otherwise ok. People who were in close contact with me during the shoots over the last few days, please isolate and test if you notice symptoms," the actor wrote.

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On the other hand, Mammooty shared the news of his COVID-19 diagnosis on January 16, saying that he contracted the virus despite taking precautions. Sharing his health update on social media, he had written, “Despite taking all the necessary precautions I have tested Covid Positive yesterday. Besides a light fever I am otherwise fine. I am self isolating at home as per the directions of the concerned authorities. I wish for all of you to stay safe. Mask at all times and take care."

Workwise, Dulquer’s upcoming film Salute’s release has also been postponed due to a sharp rise in coronavirus cases across the country. 

(Source: Twitter)