London-Returnee Anup Jalota Quarantined in Mumbai

Indian Singer Anup Jalota is in Coronavirus quarantine after flying London-Mumbai and has praised the medical care and arrangements by civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC in a tweet posted today.

Jalota, 66, was in Europe for a concert and has been quarantined in a hotel in Andheri after returning to Mumbai. He also urged travelers to cooperate with authorities in order to help contain the outbreak.

In his tweet, Anup Jalota wrote, "I am in awe with the medical care offered by BMC for passengers who are 60 plus. I was taken to hotel Mirage as I landed in MUM (Mumbai) from LDN (London), a team of doctors was sent to attend me. I appeal to each passenger landing here to cooperate and help in controlling further spread #COVID19india." Anup Jalota accompanied his tweet with a selfie in which he wears a mask.

Anup Jalota's spokesperson said the singer is in isolation for two days, reports news agency PTI. "Anup ji hasn't gone for coronavirus test. He is alright. He is in isolation for two days for formalities, because he has just arrived from Europe tour including the UK and Germany," his spokesperson said in a statement.

Actor Dilip Kumar, 97, also revealed in a tweet posted on Tuesday that he had self-quarantined himself as a precautionary measure. He had briefly visited a Mumbai hospital some days ago after complaining of a backache. In his tweet, Dilip Kumar wrote, "I am under complete isolation and quarantine due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Saira has left nothing to chance, ensuring I do not catch any infection." See his post here"

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak originated in China and has spread across the world, leading to countries like Italy, Spain, and France locking down. In India, 126 have so far tested positive for the virus with three deaths; stringent precautionary measures have been taken, like visa suspensions and closing of schools and public spaces.


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