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After Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora Tests Positive For COVID-19

She added that she is asymptomatic and has quarantined at home.

Sep 6, 2020 / 06:26 PM IST

After actor Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora too has tested positive for COVID-19, the actor announced on her Instagram handle. She added that she is asymptomatic and has quarantined at home.

Her post read, "Today I have tested positive for coronavirus but I want to inform you all that I am feeling fine."

She added, "I am asymptomatic and following all the required protocols and will be quarantined at home as instructed by my doctor and authorities. I request all of you to stay calm and safe. Thank you for all your support . Much love. Malaika Arora"

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On September 6, her beau actor Arjun Kapoor confirmed that he had tested positive for COVID-19.


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As reported by News18, the dance reality show India's Best Dancer had to shut down shoot as seven-to-eight unit members tested positive for COVID-19, a show where Malaika is a co-judge along with choreographers Geeta Kapoor and Terence Lewis. However, it is not yet confirmed whether she got infected on the sets or not.

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first published: Sep 6, 2020 06:26 pm

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