Kamal Haasan battles Covid-19: Hospital issues the first statement about the actor's health condition!

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has on Monday announced that he had tested positive for the Covid-19 viral infection. He took to social media and shared the news and said that he has isolated himself in a hospital in Chennai. The development has come days after he returned from the United States and several fans and fraternities have been expressing their wishes to him for a speedy recovery. 

67-year-old Kamal Haasan, who is the President of Makkal Needhi Maiam, has currently been busy hosting the fifth edition of Bigg Boss Tamil, a reality show that has gained a larger audience in Tamil Nadu. He has also been acting in the movie 'Vikram' helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. He has now become the recent star in the Tamil Nadu film industry to get infected by the pandemic. His latest episode of Bigg Boss was telecasted on Sunday and he has shared the news on Monday that he was suffering from a mild cough. 

He said that he had then taken the Covid test, which had returned positive, confirming that the actor had contracted the viral infection. He also advised everyone not to lower their guards against the pandemic as the virus spread isn't subsided yet. Taking to social media, Kamal Haasan wrote, "I had a mild cough after returning from the United States. After testing, it was confirmed positive of Covid. I have been isolated myself in a hospital. Everyone, please stay safe by realizing that the virus spread is yet to be mitigated." 

According to reports, Kamal Haasan has been admitted at Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre in Chennai and in the evening hours of Monday, the hospital has issued an official medical bulletin concerning the actor's health condition. In a statement issued by the hospital's medical director Dr Suhas Prabhakar, the hospital said that Kamal Haasan was admitted to the hospital with complaints of lower respiratory tract infection and fever. 

By citing that the tests had shown he had contracted the pandemic, the hospital affirmed, "He is on medical management and his condition is stable." After knowing that Kamal Haasan has tested positive for the pandemic, several fans and fraternities expressed their wishes to him for a speedy recovery. Replying to his tweet, actor Sarath Kumar said, "Wishing you a speedy recovery, get well soon." 

On the work front, Kamal Haasan is currently in an outing for the movie 'Vikram' helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Vikram is been made as an action thriller film and bankrolled by Kamal Haasan under his own banner of Raaj Kamal Films International. While Kamal Haasan plays the lead role, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Kalidas Jayaram, Arjun Das, Sampath Raj, and Antony Varghese play important roles, and Anirudh Ravichander composes the music. The shooting of the movie has been going on at a steady pace and it has been speculated that the movie will hit the big screens next April.