Alia Bhatt did not violate quarantine rules, says BMC official

Jeetesh Luhar



Superstar Alia Bhatt did not violate any quarantine rules while traveling to Delhi, a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said yesterday. She had a negative COVID-19 test result before going to Delhi and was not under quarantine, the official told the media.

Earlier this week, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Amrita Arora tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a dinner at producer-director Karan Johar’s residence, reports Times of India.

There were comments on social media claiming that Bhatt travelled to Delhi for a film shoot in breach of quarantine rules. “No action is warranted if she has travelled with a negative COVID-19 report,” the official said, refuting media reports about violation of COVID-19 rules. No other high-risk persons or close contacts of Bollywood personalities had tested positive for COVID-19 since Thursday morning, the official added.

Johar also released an official statement saying, “My family and I and everyone at home have done their RTPCR tests and with the grace of god we are all NEGATIVE! Infact I tested twice just to be safe and am NEGATIVE. I truly appreciate the grandest efforts of the BMC to ensure the safety of our city.. Salute to them. To some members of the media, I would like (to) clarify that an eight people intimate gathering is not a ‘party’ and my home, which we maintain strict protocols in, is certainly no ‘hotspot’ of Covid. All of us are responsible and masked at all times and no one would treat this pandemic lightly. My request to certain members of the media is to exercise some restraint in their extreme reportage without the assessment of facts! Lots of love and safety to all.”

Other celebrities like Maheep Kapoor, her daughter Shanaya Kapoor and Seema Khan have also tested positive for Covid-19.

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