By Neha Sinha, Updated : Jul 15, 2020 17:06 IST
Kannada actor Dhruva Sarja and his wife Prerana Test COVID Positive

On Wednesday, Bengaluru witnessed it's first day of lockdown after the increase the number of Coronavirus cases in the city. Kannada actor Dhruva Sarja and his wife Prerana Sarja have tested positive for COVID-19. The actor shared the news on his social media handle and also asked that those who were in contact with him recently take the test too.

Dhruva Sarja wrote in her tweeter that "My wife and I have both been tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and hence chosen to get ourselves hospitalised. I’m sure we’ll be back all fine! All those who were in close proximity with us please get yourselves tested and remain safe"

Dhruva Sarja is the nephew of Arjun Sarja and the younger brother of Chiranjeevi Sarja, who passed away last month after suffering a massive heart attack.

Lately, Mandya's deputy and popular actress Sumalatha Ambereesh also tested positive, now Dhruva Sarja is the second notable Sandalwood celebrity to test positive for COVID-19.

A source close to the actor's family says that "during Chiranjeevi's funeral last month, some sections of the people who attended also tested positive since those who attended the funeral did not follow the rules of social distancing. But now, the family has been quarantined and there is no cause for concern. Dhruva has also asked all of his main contacts to volunteer and be tested."

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