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Karan Johar confirms two staff members test positive for COVID-19

In a social media post, uploaded on Monday evening, Karan Johar said that as soon as his staff members displayed symptoms, they were quarantined

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has confirmed that two members of his household staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

The 48-year-old director added that he and other members of his family have tested negative for COVID-19.

He, however, revealed that they will remain in self-isolation for the next two weeks. Karan lives in Mumbai with his mother Hiroo Johar, and two children, Yash and Roohi.

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In a social media post, uploaded on Monday evening, Karan said that as soon as his staff members displayed symptoms, they were quarantined.

A part of his statement read, “I’d like to inform you that two members of our household staff have tested positive for COVID 19. As soon the symptoms were detected they were put under quarantine in a section of our building. The BMC was informed immediately and the building has been fumigated and sterilised by them as per the norms. Karan and his family have tested negative for Covid-19. The rest of us in the family and staff are all safe and display no symptoms. We all have taken the swan test in the morning and have tested negative, but we will remain in self isolation for next 14 days for the safety of everyone around us. We stand by our commitment to safeguard everyone and have ensured that all measures prescribed by the authorities have been strictly adhered to.”

“We will also ensure that the best treatment and care is provided to them during the illness, and we’re sure that they will be fighting fit soon! These are difficult times but by staying in our homes and taking the right precautions, there is no doubt in my mind that we can defeat this virus. Stay home everyone and stay safe,” he added.

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Meanwhile, Karan also shared the video from his birthday celebration featuring his kids Roohi, Yash and his mother Hiroo Johar. In the video, his kids didn’t even allow him to eat his own birthday cake as they felt he will become fat.

Recently, three people who worked at the house of producer Boney Kapoor tested positive for coronavirus. The producer had said he and his daughters, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor, were fine and asymptomatic.

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