The second wave of Coronavirus seems to have hit the country hard. Almost a year since the lockdown, India seems to have gone back to where it was in 2020. With a record number of cases at 1 lakh in the last 24 hours, the situation is rather worrisome. While things were just getting back to normal, they’ve now come to a standstill. Actors and crew members have been testing positive one after the other. And the most recent victims of the virus are Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar.
Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar tested positive for the virus, and both announced the same on social media. Both their posts mentioned how despite the precautions, they have contracted the virus. They are now in quarantine, but well, it does raise so many questions after all. With so much safety and protocols, actors are being affected by the virus, what about the rest?
Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar took to their social media to reveal that they have tested positive:
And soon after, as netizens were worried about Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar, they took to Twitter. Read some of the tweets here:
— ssense_reigo (@ssense_reigo) April 5, 2021
— Team Bhumi Pednekar (@TeamBhumi) April 5, 2021
— Puneet Gupta (@gpuneet3020) April 5, 2021
Another #BollywoodBreaking that the #Bollywood fame #BhumiPednekar and #VickyKaushal has test positive for #Covid_19 . Wish u very speedy recovery.💐💐#COVID19 #BhumiPednekar#VickyKaushal #covidupdates #lockdown2021 #mumbailockdown pic.twitter.com/EKTB61KSfk
— zareen khan (@zareenk____) April 5, 2021
One of the favourite actor of @TheRashamiDesai 💞
We wish speedy recovery @vickykaushal09 sir 🙏
— 𝐑𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐢 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐚𝐢 ᵀᴹ (@RashamiDesai_TM) April 5, 2021
— 𝖘𝖍𝖎𝖋𝖆💅🏻 (@hawaayeiin) April 5, 2021
Just today, Akshay Kumar was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for the virus. Among others, Govinda, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Naryan, have also tested positive for the virus. The second wave of COVID-19 has hit harder than one could have imagined. And that is now a concern once again. With lockdown becoming the most likely option soon, how will the entertainment industry manage?
2020 turned out to be a difficult year for us all, especially mentally, and also financially. The state of Maharashtra has already announced a night curfew and a weekend lockdown. While the CM has not spoken about the near future of theatres, it does make us wonder. The livelihood of hundreds of people seems to be at stake all over again. Just when things were getting better, we seem to have been hit with another scare.
As for now, here;s wishing Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar, and everyone else a speedy recovery!