Junoon's Salman Ahmad suspected of COVID-19

Published: April 4, 2020
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Salman Ahmad, long-time guitarist for the renowned band Junoon, took to Twitter on Friday to announce that he may have contracted the coronavirus.

Ahmad shared that according to his doctor, he may be COVID-19 positive. “Friends, the bad news first: according to my doctor Ibelli, I’m probably COVID-19 positive. Will test soon. The good news is that I have mild flu like symptoms,” he wrote.

“I’m self quarantining in NY, washing my hands regularly, inhaling steam and drinking warm fluids. Thank you for your prayers,” he added.

While the musician has still not gotten tested for the debilitating illness, his doctor’s recommendations seem to be well-informed – Ahmad’s nephew, a surgeon, has contracted the virus too.

“Wish my nephew and surgeon, Dr Usman, a quick recovery from COVID-19 . Usman had been working 24/7 at the Einstein hospital in Philadelphia where he got infected last week,” he had shared in an earlier Tweet.

It’s imperative to note that Ahmed is currently in New York, which is now the epicentre of the virus in United States with over 51,000 cases and upwards of 1,500 deaths in the area alone.

Here’s hoping the best for Ahmad and wishing him a speedy recovery!

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