Sachin Tendulkar tests COVID positive

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New Delhi (NVI): Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar today tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has quarantined himself at home.

The former Indian cricketer took to Twitter and confirmed the news, and also revealed that all others at his house have tested negative.

“I’ve tested positive today following mild symptoms. All others at home have tested negative. I’ve quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors,” Tendulkar said in a statement posted on Twitter.

He also went on to thank healthcare professionals who supported him and many across the world.

The COVID-19 cases have been on a surge in Maharashtra and Mumbai with over 36,000 positive cases recorded on Friday.

Meanwhile, India the third worst-hit nation saw 62,258 new coronavirus infections in a day, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,19,08,910.