Mumbai, May 14 (PTI) Superstar Akshay Kumar on Saturday announced that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The 54-year-old actor said he has cancelled his visit to the India Pavilion at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival following the diagnosis.

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"Was really looking forward to rooting for our cinema at the India Pavilion at #Cannes2022, but have sadly tested positive for Covid. Will rest it out. Loads of best wishes to you and your entire team, @ianuragthakur. Will really miss being there," Kumar wrote on Twitter.

The superstar, who will next be seen in Yash Raj Films' period drama "Prithviraj", had previously tested COVID-19 positive last year in April.

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Maharashtra on Saturday reported 248 new coronavirus infections and one pandemic-related death, the state health department said. PTI

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