COVID-19: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui & His Family Put Under Quarantine

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been put under home quarantine for 14 days in his hometown of Budhana, reports news agency PTI after confirmation from the actor’s brother Ayazuddin Siddiqui.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui travelled to Budhana in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district from Mumbai, where he lives, to celebrate Eid with his extended family. The actor and his immediate family received permission from the authorities to travel between states amid the COVID-19 lockdown, police told PTI.

They reached Budhana, where Nawazuddin Siddiqui was born, on Saturday and are now under the mandatory two-week quarantine phase. The family have also been tested for the virus and their results are negative, PTI reports.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui received permission to travel from authorities in Maharashtra, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Nepal Singh said, reported PTI. Mr Singh also confirmed that the actor and his family had tested negative for the virus and are currently in quarantine. While Eid begins on May 23 and ends on the evening on May 24, the nationwide lockdown has been extended till the end of the month.

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