It seems that COVID-19, will not go away easily from our lives. Recently film and television stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Mayur Vakani, Manoj Bajpayee and others had been tested positive for coronavirus and the latest one, who contracted the deadly virus is TV actor Mandar Chandwadkar, who plays the character of Atmaram Tukaram Bhide in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. While the current track of the show focuses on Bhide and his family, the makers had to shift the focus abruptly taking Mandar's health into consideration.
The actor confirmed the news of being tested positive for COVID-19 and told E Times, "My symptoms of cold had actually gone away but suddenly yesterday I could not smell camphor in puja. I felt I had lost the sense of smell and got myself tested. Upon getting the test, I immediately informed the 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' unit that I shall stay away from the shoot until I am perfectly alright again. Yes, I am COVID positive but I am taking every possible care. As for my isolation, I am doing it at my home only."
He added, "I have told Sonalika and Palak also to get themselves tested. Rishi, an AD on the show had a bit of cold and I told him too, he has thankfully tested negative. I have an oximeter at home. I am checking my oxygen levels every 3 hours and of course my temperature. But overall, I am fine. I am reading books, watching a lot of TV and taking vitamin pills, you can call it a short holiday for me."
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