After the lockdown was partially lifted and shooting of TV shows was allowed by Govt of Maharashtra, we started shoot of our popular show Bhakarwadi on June 25.
We followed all the guidelines of Govt of Maharashtra. It was all normal from June 25, when the shoot started and on July 11, a tailer complained of weakness and was treated by the doctor. He requested for a leave on July 13, which we granted immediately and he went to his residence. He wanted to join back but we requested him to get tested before joining. He agreed and tested on the 19th . But unfortunately passed away on July 21 at his residence. . After his death, we came to know that he was Covid positive. Taking note of that, we tested his closed contacts and when found one of them positive, we organised RT PCR test (swab test) for everyone on the set and in this test, few more were found positive. All of them are being treated and will join only after they test negative. As per the guidelines, we stopped shoot of our show for 3 days that ended today.
However, We are not shooting even tomorrow which is a 4th day. Those who tested positive and their close contacts, are isolated and are being treated. We pray for their well being and will take care of them as they are all like a family members of Hats off Family. They will join the shoot after they are tested negative.