Faysal Quraishi contracts Covid-19, says he doesn't have any severe symptoms

Published 03 Aug, 2021 05:41pm

Irfan Ul Haq

Vaccinated people have good immunity and don't experience the symptoms as severely as others, he said.

Actor Faysal Quraishi has tested positive for Covid-19. He took to social media on Tuesday to announce that he is isolating at home to recuperate from the illness, which hasn't manifested itself through any severe symptoms so far.

The actor — who has starred in television dramas such as Fitoor and Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan — posted an Instagram Story to relay the news to his followers. "[The virus] hit me yesterday," Quraishi wrote. "I'm in isolation for the next few days. [I'm] vaccinated [and have] no symptoms so far."

He told Images that the delta variant of Covid-19 is circulating these days. "It's my second day [since contracting the virus]. By the grace of Allah, my nose is perfectly fine. I can smell things. My sense of taste is fine too. My throat is fine too and I don't have a fever either. Neither do I have problems with my breathing," he said.

"I wouldn't have found out I have Covid-19 if I hadn't gotten tested," he added. "All I'd been feeling was a little bit of tiredness in the evening after work, nothing worse than this. The people who have gotten themselves vaccinated have good immunity and are leading fairly healthy lives, they don't experience the symptoms as severely as others."

Quraishi is one of many celebrities that have contracted Covid-19 this year. Actor Ushna Shah also recently announced that she has tested positive, as did actor Adnan Siddiqui.

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