Leaders & Celebs who got COVID-19

Despite an early nationwide lockdown to stem the spurt in COVID-19 in the country and initial success in keeping the numbers under control, we have seen a spurt in corona cases. The worst hit cities are Mumbai & Delhi with 3,244 and 1,904 deaths respectively.

From the common man to celebrities, the deadly virus has not left anyone untouched.

Here are some Indian leaders and celebrities who have contracted corona virus.

1.) Satyendra Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tested positive for the novel Coronavirus on Wednesday. He was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital on Tuesday as he developed breathlessness, fever and a drop in oxygen levels. He had tested negative for the virus the first time, but as his symtoms persisted, he was tested again & was tested positive this time.

2.) Atishi

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and national spokesperson Atishi has also tested positive for the Covid-19. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders took to Twitter to wish her a speedy recovery.

Atishi was tested on Tuesday and her report came back as positive on Wednesday. She is currently under home quarantine.

3.) Jyotiraditya Scindia

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and his mother Madhavi Raje Scindia tested positive for coronavirus and were admitted to Max Hospital in south Delhi’s Saket. He was discharged from the hospital this tuesday after he tested negative.

4.) Sanjay Jha

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha was tested positive for Coronavirus last friday. Although he was asymptomatic but would stay in home quarantine for the next two weeks.




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5.) Kanika Kapoor

Singer Kanika Kapoor, known for hit numbers like ‘Baby Doll’ and ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’ created a lot of controversy when she tested positive for Covid-19 on March 20. Her social ‘non-distancing’ was highly debated on social media, with many criticising her for not following quarantine procedures after international travel.

6.) Purab Kohli

Coronavirus hit not just B-Town, but the TV industry too. Actor Purab Kohli, who starred in the popular ‘90s show ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ and lives in London with his wife Lucy Payton, daughter Inaya, and son Osian, took to Instagram on April 9 to announce that his family had contracted the novel coronavirus.


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Hey guys, we’ve just had a flu and given our symptoms our GP says we were down with Covid 19. Pretty similar to a regular flu with a stronger cough and a feeling of breathlessness. Inaya got it first and very mild. A cough and a cold for two days. Then Lucy got it more in the chest, quite similar to the cough symptom everyone has been talking about. Then me, i got a solid cold for one day which was horrid then it vanished and this irritating cough set in for 3 days. Three of us had only mild 100-101 temperatures and fatigue. Osian got it last with a 104 fever for 3 nights. Also a runny nose and a slight cough. His fever disappeared only on his 5th day. We were constantly in touch with the GP on the phone. Apparently everyone in London is getting it and its rampant here, and a few people we know have gotten it. Just wanted to share it with you if it helps reduce the panic a little to know someone who has had it and is fine. On Wednesday last week we were out of self imposed quarantine and are not contagious any longer. We were doing 4 to 5 steams and salt water gargles a day, ginger haldi honey mixtures to sooth the throat really helped. Also warm water bottles on the chest really helped relax the chest. Hot baths helped the fluie feelings. And of course lots and lots of rest even now after two weeks we can feel our bodies still recovering. Please stay safe. I hope none of you get it but if you do, know that your body is strong enough to fight it. Seek proper advice from your doctors as intensity of each case is different as was in my household alone. And please stay home and rest the body as much as possible. Lots of love. #CoronaVirus #Covid19 #Recovery #DontPanic #Breathe #Calm

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7.) Dingko Singh

Indian boxer Dingko Singh, who won the 1998 Asian Games gold medal, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on June 1. Singh is also battling cancer. “He was negative when he left Delhi but has tested positive on his return to Manipur,” a source told PTI.

The 41-year-old, who is already battling liver cancer, was flown to New Delhi last month by the Boxing Federation of India in an air ambulance free of cost.


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