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Coronavirus update: Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran tests negative for COVID-19

The actor and the 58-member Aadujeevitham team are currently under institutional quarantine following their arrival from Jordan on 22 May. 

Photo: Courtesy Prithviraj Sukumaran Facebook

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Popular Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who has been under institutional quarantine after recently returning from Jordan, has tested negative for coronavirus. But the actor said he will still complete the quarantine period before returning home.

“Did a COVID-19 test and the results are negative. Will still be completing quarantine before returning home. Stay safe and take care all,” he tweeted.

On 22 May, the actor, along with 58 crew members of the upcoming Malayalam film, Aadujeevitham (2020), landed in Kochi after being stranded in Jordan for over months.

In March, Prithviraj had shared how the team was stranded while shooting the second schedule of the film, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He said the team had decided to stay back in Jordan and complete the schedule by taking all precautionary measures.

“We are currently in Wadi Rum, Jordan and continuing shoot. We have decided so because, given the circumstances, that seems to be our best option. There are no international flights operating in and out of Jordan at the moment, and given the fact that all of us are already here, we can either stay put in our camp in the desert which is currently accommodating only our unit, or get out and shoot at our location which is barely a few minutes outside our camp. After consulting with the authorities and undergoing medical check-ups for each member of the unit, we have been given a go-ahead for the shoot as the location and the process of filming Aadujeevitham is in itself very isolated,” he had posted. 

Directed by Blessy, Aadujeevitham, which is based on the critically-acclaimed eponymous 2008 novel about an abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia, is one of the most anticipated films of this year.

In the film, Prithviraj plays Najeeb Muhammad, an Indian emigrant who goes missing in Saudi Arabia. The film also stars Amala Paul as the leading lady. 

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