Leading actress Deepika Padukone has tested positive for COVID-19 and is at present with her family in Bangalore. It was earlier reported that Deepika's father, Prakash Padukone, mother Ujjala and sister Anisha, too had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As of now, more details on Deepika's health are awaited. On the other hand, Deepika's father, Prakash Padukone has been hospitalized in Bangalore for treatment and is expected to be discharged later this week. "Around 10 days back, Prakash, his wife (Ujjala) and second daughter (Anisha), they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came out to be positive He is okay now. All his parameters are fine, his wife and daughter are at home and he too will be hopefully discharged in 2-3 days," Vimal Kumar, a close friend of the legendary Indian badminton champion told news agency PTI. 

Deepika has been doing her part in raising awareness on COVID-19 by posting a number of mental health helplines on her social media pages saying, "As millions of us (me and my family included) strive to stay afloat, let us not forget that our emotional well-being in this current crisis, is equally important! Remember, You Are Not Alone. We are in this Together. And most importantly, there is Hope!" Deepika and her actor-husband Ranveer Singh were spotted last month at the Mumbai airport as the couple were flying down to Bangalore to come home to spend time with the actress' family after the 15-day lockdown was announced in Maharashtra.

On the work front, Deepika will next be seen in Kabir Khan’s sports drama 83 with Ranveer Singh, which was initially planned to come out in theatres worldwide in 2020, but has since been postponed. She is also a part of Pathan, which has her sharing screen space with Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham, a project titled Fighter, touted to be a cinematic adaptation of Mahabharata, including the Hindi remake of the Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway starrer, The Intern. Galatta urges you to wear a mask, follow the rules and restrictions imposed by the state and national governments and stay safe.