Ten days after actor Sonu Sood took the vaccine for Covid-19 prevention at a hospital in Amritsar, Punjab, he has tested positive for the virus.
Sharing a statement on Twitter titled “COVID- Positive; Mood and Spirit – Super Positive”, the 47-year-old actor wrote, hi everyone, this is to inform you that I have tested positive this morning for covid -19 as a part of precautions i have already quarantined myself & taking utmost care... But don't worry this gives me ample time to solve your problems remember I’m always there for you all.”
Earlier this week, Sonu was announced as the brand ambassador of the Punjab government for its Covid vaccination programme.
The actor also launched "Sanjeevani: A Shot of Life", an initiative to encourage people to get vaccinated and raise awareness.
Speaking about the same, Sonu Sood said: "I wanted to start this drive because I feel it is very important to bring that awareness among people who are still thinking whether they should get vaccinated or not. Family members should push their elder ones, people who are eligible to get vaccinated. It will only help them survive the times we are facing in the near future."
"We are doing this in many districts and a lot of villages in Punjab and different states. The awareness is not much and they still have double thoughts whether they should get vaccinated or not. That's why I wanted to get vaccinated in front of everyone and send the message across that don't think twice. We will get a lot of camps done. This is a movement that we are trying to start to increase awareness," he added.
The initiative is a CSR drive that intends to reach Indian citizens with relevant information about the Covid-19 prevention vaccine.