Earlier today, Akshay Kumar confirmed he was quarantining at home having tested positive for coronavirus. It’s also now been said that 45 junior artistes working on the film have also contracted the virus. The film’s shoot has been halted.
FWICE (Federatioon of Western India Cine Employees) General Secretary Ashok Dubey stated, according to E Times, “Ram Setu has been taking full precautions. It is really unfortunate that 45 people from our Junior Artistes Association have tested positive. They have been quarantined”.
The shoot was meant to last until 9th April but a source also said, “It is unlikely that the shoot will resume before 13/14 days at least”.
The source went on to add, “Every precautionary test is done a couple of days in advance. Those who don’t clear the test are isolated and even paid by the ‘Ram Setu’ producers. This unit is so careful that even if a person is feeling low on a particular day, he/she is immediately isolated in the provisions that have been done in the vicinity of where the shoot is being conducted. You will find maximum number of PPE kits on the sets of ‘Ram Setu’. Lakhs of rupees have been sent on tests and isolations since Day 1”.
Kumar is thought to have shown no symptoms at the time he received his positive result, while shooting to Madh Island for the film.
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