Actor Gaurav Chopraa’s father had tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently undergoing treatment. First, it was the actor’s mother who had tested positive and both are currently undergoing treatment in the same hospital in Delhi as per a report in Times of India.
Gaurav told the publication, “This is a very tough time for our family, and normally, I would not have spoken about it because it is personal. But, I feel that it is important to make people aware of how coronavirus spreads.”
Gaurav spoke to Bollywood Bubble recently. Have a look at the conversation right here:
He said, “My mother has been battling advanced-stage pancreatic cancer for the past three years. Almost miraculously, she emerged stronger from it and was doing okay. However, over the past few months, she had not been keeping well and was hospitalised. My father was looking after her in the hospital. And then, she tested positive for COVID-19. A few days later, my dad, too, tested positive. My brother, who has been looking after my parents, is also undergoing tests now.”
He has also urged people to take precautions. He said, “Both my parents are now battling the disease. I would like to tell people that no matter how much you feel like stepping out, please don’t. And in case you must, please practise social distancing. It’s important to take precautions because you can get infected in multiple ways.”
Gaurav is currently in Mumbai and he has not travelled to Delhi, as his family has asked him to wait till his brother’s COVID-19 test results come. “Since we will be staying in the same house, they fear that I will also get exposed. For now, I am managing everything from here. But, my bags are packed and I am ready to leave any time,” he added.