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Anup Jalota tests negative for coronavirus

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Veteran devotional singer Anup Jalota, who was kept in isolation as a preventive measure in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, on Friday said he has tested negative for the contagious disease.

The 66-year-old singer had said on Tuesday that he was in isolation at a Mumbai hotel as a preventive measure after he arrived in India from a concert in Europe.

"The doctors have come and gave me reports now and said that I don't have any symptoms of coronavirus and that I can go home. I was never against conducting the test and I urge everyone to come forward and do the test if need be. If any of you have any difficulty inform the doctors as this affects others also. Why to put others in danger?

"I am very happy I underwent the test and kept myself under observation and came out clean. I urge everyone to cooperate just like me," Jalota said in a video, which he posted on Facebook.

According to the Health Ministry data, the novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 195 on Friday and Maharashtra has 47 cases.

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 13:52 IST