TV actor Mandar Chandwadkar tests positive for COVID-19

TV actor Mandar Chandwadkar tests positive for COVID-19
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Mumbai: Actor Mandar Chandwadkar, best known for featuring as Bhide in the popular show "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah", on Saturday said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In a video message on Instagram, the actor said he is asymptomatic, healthy and fit, and under home quarantine.

"I have self-isolated. I am under home quarantine. I am following all the rules advised by the doctor and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)," he said.

The 44-year-old actor thanked all his well-wishers for their prayers and urged everyone to wear masks, maintain social distancing and follow the COVID-19 guidelines.

"Guys do take care of yourself plz plz wear a mask and maintain social distance.. I am asymptomatic and shall resume work very soon.. till then take care and be safe," he captioned the post.

On Friday, Mumbai reported the highest spike of 3,062 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking its caseload to 3,55,897, the BMC said. The death toll increased to 11,565 after 10 more fatalities.