South star Suriya has tested negative for COVID-19, about two weeks after the disease was detected, his close associate filmmaker Rajasekar Pandian said on Friday. The 45-year-old actor tested positive for the virus on 7 February.
Sorarai Potru Sitara returned home after treatment at a hospital in Chennai on 11 February. Pandian shared the news of Suriya’s recovery from coronovirus in a post on Twitter.
The filmmaker wrote, “Anna tested negative. Thanks for all your prayers and @Suriya_offl.”
After his diagnosis, Suriya had urged his fans to use caution amid the epidemic. He said, “We cannot confine ourselves to our homes due to fear. At the same time, it is important for us to be alert and safe. I express my gratitude and affection to the dedicated doctors who stand by us.” Statement posted on microblogging site.
He tweeted earlier this month that he was undergoing treatment. “I am getting treatment for Kovid-19 and now I am better. Let us all realize that life is not normal yet. We cannot be filled with fear and let life come to a standstill We still need to be careful and safe. “Much love and gratitude to the dedicated doctors and medical staff on my behalf,” translated the actor’s Tamil tweet into English on fan’s site @SuriyaFansTeam.
The actor will next be seen in Vadivasal, directed by filmmaker Vetrimaran.
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