To help his fellow actors identify symptoms of COVID-19, Mera Dil, Mera Dushman star Naveed Raza shared a video of what he went through. The actor recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
He felt it was imperative to make a video as TV shoots are resuming and he wants everyone to take precautions.
“I felt a lot of dehydration, body cramps and headache the first day,” said Raza. “On the second day, weakness and fever added to these symptoms. I didn’t feel throat ache or flu, however, some people experience these symptoms as well. The third day again, I contracted fever, headache, weakness and body cramps but I got tested and thankfully, am not showing as many and recovering well.”
He remarked that he was asymptomatic but some people might have more symptoms. Raza requested that anyone who is having even minor symptoms should get tested before going on a shoot.
“Before going on set, directors, producers, actors, everyone should discuss symptoms with one another. If you’re even a little doubtful, please get yourself tested so you don’t infect other people if you’re a carrier. This is the only way we can protect each other,” said he.
Through following SOPs and taking precautions we can only stay safe, however, if there is a carrier on the set it will be difficult for everyone, said Raza.
He appeared on Good Morning Pakistan morning show for promotions, along with the cast of Mera Dil Mera Dushman. Morning show host Nida Yasir, her husband (Yasir Nawaz) and their daughter have also tested positive.
The news was also confirmed by ARY Digital Network’s Salman Iqbal on Saturday.
His social media post read that the family was tested after Yasir developed mild symptoms of the virus. However, their son has tested negative.
He said the whole team of Good Morning Pakistan is being tested for the virus and has been asked to isolate at home.