I have been in isolation awaiting my COVID test result due to a case at home: Gautam Gambhir

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Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday revealed that he has gone into self-isolation due to a coronavirus case at his home in New Delhi.

Gambhir announced his retirement from all cricket in December, 2018 after having represented India in 58 Tests between 2004 and 2016, scoring 4154 runs at an average of 41.95, with the help of nine hundreds and 22 fifties. He also played in 147 ODIs between 2003 and 2013, besides featuring in 37 T20 Internationals.

Two-time IPL-winning captain Gambhir, who is a BJP MLA and member of the Lok Sabha from East Delhi, took to social media to inform about his self-isolation and also urged everybody to "follow all guidelines" and stay safe amid the the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi recorded over 6,700 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the infection tally in the city to over 4.16 lakh with 66 more fatalities, the highest in around four months.

"Due to a case at home, I have been in isolation awaiting my COVID test result. Urge everyone to follow all guidelines & not take this lightly. Stay safe!," Gambhir tweeted.

Due to a case at home, I have been in isolation awaiting my COVID test result. Urge everyone to follow all guidelines & not take this lightly. Stay safe!

— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 6, 2020

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday appealed to citizens to make wearing masks a people's movement and assured that the third wave of coronavirus in the national capital will soon be over.

Kejriwal said that Delhi has faced the most difficult situations caused by coronavirus when infected Indians were flown in from France, Italy and London in March. He said that around 32,000 infected people were spread out in different corners of the national capital. On 23rd June, Delhi recorded its highest number of cases.

"Today, the third wave has hit. I expect the third wave to end as quickly as the second. I see many people were masks on the neck or under the nose. I understand that there is difficulty in breathing wearing masks, but there is no other way," Kejriwal said.

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