Four tests, yet negative! Karan Mehra’s struggle with Covid!!
The last two weeks have been stressful for Karan Mehra, to say the least. The actor, who was shooting in Punjab, felt body ache and with a bit of exertion he felt tired. Sensing it could be Covid, he got tested which turned out negative but the symptoms persisted. He later returned to Mumbai and got tested again but the next three tests were negative.
“I did an antigen which came negative, so I returned to Mumbai. Later I did a RT-PCR test which was negative. I was in isolation throughout and did two more tests as I was not feeling well and we thought it could be just the flu. On the twelfth day, when I was feeling better, my tests were positive. And five days later, I tested again which was negative. It was funny at one point, as just when I was beginning to feel better, I tested positive. But seriously, it has been a tough time. In times like these when one suspects illness, you want to get proper care. I would feel drained and now I am recovering slowly. It will take some time to return to normal,” says the actor.
Mehra had not only to deal with his illness but also losing loved ones. “I also lost close relatives recently, including an uncle and an aunt, my school principal, some faculty members, which has really affected me. Few of my fans lost their parents too. People my age are dying, some even younger. It’s so sad to see how difficult the situation is. It was disheartening to see how tough it is for everyone. Such news depresses you a lot and affects you. Thankfully, I didn’t have to be hospitalised but there is a lot of anxiety regarding Covid,” he says.
Moreover, rumours about trouble in his marriage was another stressor for the actor, who had to clarify that all is well. “Imagine, I am unwell, and in mourning and I had to exert myself and talk to the media! It was crazy. I was not in the frame of mind but had to set things straight. Nisha has been taking care of me through Covid,” he signs off.