Paresh Rawal catches Covid-19 weeks after vaccine shot
Indian actor-politician Paresh Rawal is the latest celebrity to have contracted the coronavirus - he tested positive for COVID-19, he revealed in a tweet on Friday night.
The 65-year-old actor contracted the virus weeks after getting the first dose of Covid vaccine.
In a tweet on Friday, the Hera Pheri actor wrote: "Unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID-19."
In his tweet, Mr Rawal also asked those who were in his vicinity in the recent past to get themselves tested: "All those that have come in contact with me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested."
The former BJP MP Paresh Rawal got his first vaccine shot on March 9.
His wife Swaroop Rawal, an actress and life skills teacher, also received the vaccine earlier this month.
India recorded 62,258 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day jump since mid-October.
In the recent past, celebs such as Milind Soman, R Madhavan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Rohit Saraf, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, among others had revealed their COVID-19 positive diagnosis.
Meanwhile, actors such as Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Dharmendra, Nagarjuna, Neena Gupta, among others, have already received their first dose of the vaccine.