Akshay Kumar Photograph:( Twitter )
Akshay had tested positive for the virus on April 4, and was under home quarantine but had later shifted to a hospital
A week after Akshay Kumar was admitted to the hospital for testing positive for coronavirus, his wife, author-actress Twinkle Khanna said on Monday that the actor is back home and has tested negative for the virus.
Twinkle Khanna shared the news on her Instagram account. She posted a monochromatic 'The Simpsons' inspired caricature of Akshay and herself in which the couple can be seen posing for the camera together against the backdrop of a room.
In the post, Akshay looks dapper in a sweatshirt, shirt and pants, Twinkle is wearing a dress and is holding her book titled `Mrs Funny Bones`.
In the caption, she wrote, "Safe and sound and good to have him back around. #allizwell."
Akshay had tested positive for the virus on April 4, and was under home quarantine. The 53-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle and shared his diagnosis, informing fans that he was following all the necessary protocols. "I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself," he wrote.
Hoping to get back in action soon, he added, "I am under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care. I would sincerely request all those that have come in contact with me to get themselves tested and take care of. Back in action very soon!" He later shifted to a hospital as a precautionary measure.
The second wave of coronavirus has infected a lot of people and the number of COVID-19 positive cases has been rapidly rising.
In Bollywood, an array of celebrities like Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Kaytrina Kaif, R Madhavan, Kartik Aaryan, and Aamir Khan among others have got infected within a span of a few weeks.
Twinkle and Akshay had tied the knot in 2001 and welcomed their son Aarav in 2002. The star couple also has a daughter named Nitara, who was born in 2012.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Akshay had been shooting for his upcoming movie `Ram Setu` with Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha. Along with Akshay 42 crew members of the film also tested positive for the virus. `Ram Setu` is being helmed by Abhishek Sharma.
Apart from `Ram Setu`, the actor has several other exciting films in the pipeline including `Housefull 5`, `Bachchan Pandey`, `Atrangi Re`, `Bell Bottom` and `Sooryavanshi'.