Ankita Lokhande and Ashita Dhawan (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Popular TV actress Ankita Lokhande’s residential complex in Mumbai was reportedly sealed and residents put under quarantine by the BMC authorities after a resident tested positive for the coronavirus last week. According toe reports the person who tests positive had a recent travel history to Spain, one of the European country worst hit by coronavirus pandemic.
The residential complex in Mald is also home to many other TV actor couples like Ashita Dhawan-Shailesh Gulabani, Mishkat Verma and Natasha Sharma-Aditya Redij. According to a Times Of India report, the man resides in the D-wing of the society and had returned from Spain earlier this month. The man was advised self-quarantine for 15 days after he tested negative on arrival. The man developed symptoms only on the 12th day and on reporting to hospital on March 26, tested positive. His wife’s test results however, are negative but has been kept under self- quarantine.
Police personnel stationed outside the building are keeping an eye so that no one enters or leaves the society. Fortunately, one else who came in contact with the man after he returned to Mumbai tested positive.
Actor Ashita also confirmed the news to the newsppaer daily and praising BMC said “The BMC officials have been extremely helpful. Earlier today, my mother-in-law exhausted her medicines and the medical stores close by didn’t have the stock. So, one BMC official collected a list of medicines from every flat and bought them for us. They have been keeping a close watch on everyone to ensure that we are safe. Of course, these are tough times for all of us, but we will do whatever it takes to ensure everyone’s safety. We have been asked to maintain no contact with outsiders. We are also following the WHO guidelines to keep the deadly virus at bay,” she said.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 3,374 on Sunday and the death count has risne to 77, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. While the number of active novel coronavirus cases stood at 3,030, as many as 266 people have been cured of the disease and discharged, according to updated data issued by the ministry at around 9 am. However, over 33 per cent of the cases are linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin area last month. The ministry reported two new fatalities - one each from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.