Television celebrities including Sumona Chakravarti, Ekta Kapoor and many others have tested positive for COVID-19. At per the latest, it is Erica Fernandes who has contracted the novel coronavirus too.
The Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi actress and her mother have tested positive for COVID-19. Erica informed everyone about the same with a long note with details about the severe symptoms. She also requested everyone to not rely on self-tests as those cannot be trusted giving an example of her own experience.
Erica also requested everyone who came in contact with her to get themselves tested. Her note read, “Requesting Your Kind Attention When covid first hit us I was more than paranoid about it but also knew that most of us are going to contract it sooner or later. Unfortunately, as of now me along with my mom have tested positive One note of advice DO NOT rely on the home test (coviself kit) because they are not reliable at all On the 2nd of January when I developed cough n sore throat, I got myself tested on the coviself kit knowing that I have had a history of laryngitis and the cough n sore throat could be from that and further on for confirmation I went on to take 2 more tests the following day.
All 3 tests showed negative, along with me my moms test on coviself also showed negative but i dint feel too good because this time the sore throat was so bad that i felt like I had a sand paper in my throat. As I started to develop symptoms I opted for the lab test which came out positive. Mom n me have been facing congestion, cough. cold severe body and head aches and fluctuating fever with occasional shivers. We are isolated and under medical care. I would like to request those who have come in contact with us in the past week to please get yourself tested Much love – EJF”
Erica recently celebrated Christmas and new year’s with her family and close friends including actresses Sonyaa Ayodhya, Shubhaavi Choksey.