Recently, Indian PM Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the country to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Following that, there has been recent buzz on social media that Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan has been quarantined due to Covid-19.

The rumor began when the Chennai Corporation, a municipal body that governs the city of Chennai, glued a poster at the actor's residence in Alwarpet, Chennai. The poster read, 'We are in home quarantine to safeguard ourselves and Chennai from Corona'. Take a look:

Houses or residences with suspected cases of Covid-19 have been quarantined and will have the poster displayed or glued in front of their building.

However, Kamal dismissed the rumor and confirmed that his Alwarpet residence has been converted to his party Makkal Needhi Maiam's office. Ulaganayangan currently lives in isolation at another residence as a precaution. When asked if he has been infected by Covid-19, Kamal denied.

Following his statement, the Chennai Corporation removed the poster. According to the Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation G. Prakash, his workers put up the quarantine poster as a result of Kamal's ex-partner Gauthami's recent travel to Dubai.

Her passport displays his address as her residence. Perhaps, this might have been the reason for the confusion.

Source: India Today
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