Shilpa Shetty's family including children Samisha and Viaan, in-laws, mother and Husband test positive for COVID; Says 'last 10 days have been difficult'.

In a statement posted on her official Instagram page, Shilpa Shetty revealed six members of her family have contracted the virus.

While her family tests COVID positive, she assures her reports came back negative.

Along with her family, two of her staff members are also positive.

Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty on Friday announced that six of her family members, including husband Raj Kundra, son Viaan-Raj and daughter Samisha, have tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement posted on her official Instagram page, the 45-year-old actor said her parents-in-law and her mother have also contracted the virus.

"The last 10 days have been difficult for us as a family. My parents-in-law tested positive for Covid-19, followed by Samisha, Viaan-Raj, my Mom, and lastly, Raj. They've all been in isolation in their rooms at home as per the official guidelines and have been following the doctor's advice," Shetty said. Besides her family, two members of the actor's in-house staff also tested positive and they are currently being treated at a medical facility, she added.

Shetty said all the members of her family are "on the road to recovery", while she has tested negative for the disease. "All safety measures have been followed as per protocol, and we're grateful to the BMC and authorities for their prompt help & response. Thank you for all your love & support. Please continue to keep all of us in your prayers. Please mask up, sanitise, stay safe; and whether Covid positive or not... Still stay positive, mentally," she added.

Watch how the Bravehearts of 18-45 age group take to the COVID-19 vaccination - see pictures and videos.

Rapid Vaccination seems to be the only way forward as COVID19 infections surge in India. Also doctors say Vaccination is the only solution against a more lethal third wave that might hit us in Oct 2021.

India's vaccination coverage now exceeds 16.49 cr doses of which 11.8 lakh jabs have been given to 18-44 age group so far. Over 23 lakh vaccination doses administered in the last 24 hours. Mumbai has also set-up drive-in vaccination facilities for 60+ age group.

Here is a look at pictures and videos from across the country of how out Bravehearts took to vaccination.

Viral video of a Girl Scared And Crying During COVID Vaccination



Mumbai's first drive-in vaccination centre began operations on May 4 at Dadar.

2 Visuals from Guwahati Medical College. below.


Importance of Double masking as India grapples second wave of Covid-19.

As the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic continues to grapple the country, health professionals and authorities are advising people to adopt double masking. 

Double masking is when you wear one mask on top of another. It helps improve the fit and filtration of your mask. Should you be double masking? and how can you do it correctly?

Using a reference from the 1975 film, Sholay, the Mumbai Police department shared a meme collage, featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra’s characters in Sholay - Jai and Veeru, and a man wearing two masks.

There are a variety of Masks to choose from. 
  • cloth masks
  • surgical masks
  • N95 masks
How do you double mask

Use the proper mask combination. Experts  recommend using a cloth mask over a surgical mask

what combinations to avoid

Some mask combinations may not improve fit or may make it hard to breathe. As such, avoid combinations of the following:
    • two surgical masks
    • a KN95 and any other type of mask
    • an N95 and any other type of mask

Coughing simulation

In the coughing simulation above, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of:

  • a cloth mask alone
  • a surgical mask alone
  • a cloth mask covering a surgical mask (double mask)

Researchers found that when a cough was simulated, the double mask blocked 85.4 percent of the aerosol particles. This is compared to 51.4 percent and 56.1 percent for the cloth and surgical mask, respectively.

Breathing simulation

The breathing simulation investigated several situations using two models of a human head. One of the models generated aerosol particles (source) while the other was exposed to them (recipient).

Researchers found that:

  • When the source was wearing a double mask and the recipient was not, the aerosol exposure of the unmasked recipient was reduced by 82.2 percent.
  • When the recipient was wearing a double mask and the source was not, the aerosol exposure of the double-masked recipient was reduced by 83 percent.
  • When both the source and the recipient wore a double mask, aerosol exposure was reduced by 96.4 percent.

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