New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: There were rumours doing rounds that actor Suniel Shetty's Mumbai building where he has an apartment and lives with his family, has been sealed. However, taking to his Twitter handle, the action hero denied the news and said that not the entire building has been sealed.

The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed several floors of a posh building in south Mumbai where Bollywood actor stays due to rising COVID-19 cases reported from there, civic officials said here on Monday.

The fitness-buff Shetty and his family are currently out of town and are not affected by the BMC D Ward action.

Suniel took to his Twitter account and shared two tweets. His first tweet read, "Wow! Must say that fake news spreads quicker than any virus. People, pls don’t spread panic. There’s NO ‘Delta Variant’ in my building society. Just one COVID+ case & the patient is recuperating at Breach Candy hospital. The others are currently negative & self quarantined."

In another tweet, the actor confirmed that his entire building has not been sealed and it is all just a rumour. He said, "My building is safe and the family is fine. One wing has a notice up but NOT entire building sealed as being misreported. My mother, my wife Mana, #Ahan, #Athiya & my staff; as well as the entire Bldg are fine & thank U for your good wishes. Sorry folks no #DELTA"

Take a look at Suniel Shetty's tweets here:

 

 

The 30-storied building with 120 flats is Prithvi Apartments, on Altamount Road, where many new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the past few days, many of the affected floors are sealed.

As per BMC's Covid-19 protocols, if there are more than five active cases in any particular building, it is eligible for sealing to prevent further spread of the contagion.

Along with Prithvi Apartments, the civic body has affixed the seal on at least 9 other posh buildings in the south Mumbai's affluent Malabar Hill and surroundings for growing number of Covid-19 cases.

According to the BMC, in the second wave, a majority of the cases have been reported from residential buildings or skyscrapers as compared with the crowded slum areas.

With inputs from IANS.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal