Actor Dilip Kumar is under self-imposed quarantine amid coronavirus scare

Veteran Actor, Dilip Kumar, is under self-imposed quarantine as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus pandemic.

The 97-year-old actor revealed in a tweet early on Tuesday morning that his wife, actress Saira Banu, was taking no chances and had put him in quarantine. In a separate tweet, he also urged followers to stay home.

Kumar was taken to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai recently but is home now. The star of films such as Naya Daur suffers from a variety of ailments and is often in and out of hospital.

Earlier, Saira Banu shared an update about Dilip Kumar’s health and said, “Dilip saab is a lot better.” In an audio-visual message that was shared on Twitter, Saira Banu said, “Hello everyone, I’m so happy to tell all of you that Dilip saab is a lot better. He had a very severe back ache and we had to go and check it out at Lilavati and we checked it out and came back.”

The coronavirus that is known to have originated in Wuhan, China ate last year has claimed over thousands of lives putting the world into an almost virtual lockdown.