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Pooja Bedi tests Covid positive, says ‘it was her choice to stay unvaccinated’


Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, October 18

Actor Pooja Bedi has tested positive for coronavirus and is hopeful that her “natural immunity” will help her recover. Pooja said that it was her “choice” of not taking the coronavirus vaccine, informed that her fiance and house help have also tested positive for the virus.

“I know I have been vocal about not taking the vaccine. For me, it was a choice that I took. I know that my immunity will naturally rise up and I want to rely on my natural immunity. Each one of you, go make your own choices, this is my chronicled journey,” Pooja Bedi has said.

“Hello everyone! I have been wondering why I have not got the coronavirus till now. It is so infectious and everyone, at some point is going to get it. Well, voila! Seems that I have now caught it. I have tested positive,” Pooja said in a video that she posted online on Sunday.

“It is quite the virus that kind of knocks you out, I have been passing out a lot.”

“We must know that 99% of people who caught coronavirus before the vaccines came out, have survived. And, 99% post the vaccination have also survived. We need caution, not panic. The fact is, we have tools and aids on our side.” Pooja said that she is taking fresh fruits, steam inhalations, etc.

The actor, best known for the 1992 hit “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar”, said she is optimistic that she will recover soon.

In August, Bedi had slammed the vaccination drive for all, including people with no comorbidities, calling it “illogical and sinister”.

The actor also faced backlash on social media when she posted a video enjoying a speedboat ride in Goa in April amid the deadly second wave of the pandemic in the country.

India added 13,596 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,40,81,315, while the active cases declined to 1,89,694, the lowest in 221 days. With PTI inputs

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