Actor Genelia Deshmukh has announced that she was tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago and after 21 days of isolation, she has now been tested negative for the Virus. Genelia took to Instagram to share her statement. “Hi, I was tested covid positive three weeks ago. I was asymptomatic for last 21 days. With god’s grace, I tested covid negative today. As much as I count my blessings that my battle with this disease has been much easier but at the same time I must admit that these last 21 days in isolation have been the most challenging for me to deal with. No amount of FaceTime & digital immersion can kill the evil of loneliness. I am happy to be back with my family and loved ones. Surround yourselves with love... that’s true strength and it’s all one needs. Test early, eat healthy, stay fit -the only way to fight this monster,” she said. 
The pretty and bubbly Genelia D'Souza made a mark almost instantly, with her debut movie Tujhe Meri Kasam, in 2003 itself. Her role as the peppy and effervescent Harini in director Shankar's Boys, endeared her to the Tamil audiences and she became an instant hit amongst the youth, in South Cinema too. In her career spanning over 14 years, Genelia has acted in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi movies. She got married to actor Riteish Deshmukh in the year 2012 and her appearance in movies reduced considerably and she only made cameo appearances in a couple of movies. Genelia and Ritesh have 2 sons together, with their firstborn being named Riaan and the second Rahul.  
Earlier, actor Amitabh Bachchan and his family had also tested positive for the coronavirus. Amitabh was admitted to the hospital for almost a month, as was his son Abhishek Bachchan. His daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai and granddaughter Aaradhya had also tested positive and were in hospital for a week. They are all back home now after testing negative. Anupam Kher’s mother, brother, sister-in-law and niece had also tested positive for the virus.