Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for coronavirus
Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday took to Twitter to reveal that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday took to Twitter to reveal that he has tested positive for coronavirus. He also confirmed that he has quarantined himself at home.
"I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay. However, I've tested positive today following mild symptoms. All others at home have tested negative. I've quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors," Sachin tweeted.
"I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country. Take care of all of you," he added.
Sachin, who retired from international cricket in 2013, was last seen in action during the recently concluded Road Safety World Series. Sachin scored 30 off 23 balls in the final against Sri Lanka Legend to guide India Legends to a comfortable victory.
Meanwhile, India on Friday recorded a total of 62,258 new cases of coronavirus. This is also the first time India breached the 60,00 daily cases tally since October 17 last year, with Maharashtra reporting 60 per cent of these new cases. The country also reported 291 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours, the highest daily toll since December 30 last year.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in the country reporting another all-time high of 36,902 new cases on Friday. Over the last three days, Maharashtra has reported more than 30,000 cases –the worst daily new cases count since the beginning of the pandemic. The state also witnessed 112 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a high-level meeting on Friday in which it was announced that a night curfew will come into effect in Maharashtra from March 28 onwards.
The total cases in the country mounted to 1,19,08,910 including 4,52,647 active cases and 1,12,95,023 recoveries. The death toll has gone up to 1,61,240.