Karan Tacker on positive coronavirus test: “I’m angry & appalled by the faulty test”


With the entertainment industry opening back up after the coronavirus lockdown, Karan Tacker recently spoke about his scare when he was falsely tested positive whilst shooting in Mumbai.

According to Mumbai Mirror, the actor decided to take a test in Mumbai where he has been shooting for an endorsement deal, before flying back to his temporary home in Dehli. Upon landing, he received his result. “We got the report only late in the evening and the staff of the hotel where I was staying, immediately panicked. They called the authorities and I had to be relocated in the middle of the night. The process took almost six hours and I arrived at the isolation facility only at 3 am.”

However, Tacker expressed how he was sceptical of the results as he had shown no symptoms and the test was not taken properly. “Also, my test wasn’t taken properly, I kept asking him to take a throat swab too, but he said that what he had was enough,” the actor explained, stating the person who took his test didn’t swab the back of his throat as he was supposed to.”

Having another shooting schedule and not wanting to jeopardise that, he decided to get more tests done. “I needed to be sure and got two more tests done in Delhi from two different labs. I also asked my family to get tested in Mumbai and all the results were negative.”

Expressing his anger over the ordeal, Taker expressed, “I am angry and appalled by the faulty test that was the reason for my family going through so much trauma. The BMC was calling my house as also the medical services while the floors were being sanitised. And it was all happening in Mumbai while I was isolated in Delhi. Since I hadn’t met anyone in months except my family and my second result came the same day and was negative, I didn’t want to create unnecessary panic by telling people what had happened. But it was terrible and in the last two days I haven’t slept a wink.”

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