Actor-turned-politician Sumalatha Ambareesh on Monday proclaimed that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
She had headache and throat pain on Saturday. She had visited coronavirus hotspots as part of her work, she underwent a test. “Today, I got the result. And it is positive,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“Following the advice of doctors, I have been placed under home quarantine,” she added. She also stated that she has given details of people that she had met recently to the government officials for contact tracing purposes. The actor has requested people to voluntarily report to officials, if they had come in contact with her in the recent past.
Sumalatha is the wife of late Kannada actor, Ambareesh. She fought the Lok Sabha elections from her husband’s seat in Mandya last year, and she emerged victorious, handing a defeat to the JD(S), which fielded HD Kumaraswamy’s son, actor Nikhil Kumar.