Prithi Narayanan, the wife of India off- spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, said on Friday that her family has had a “nightmare of a week” after as many as ten members of the household tested positive for COVID-19.
Prithi revealed her family’s ordeal after contracting the highly infectious virus in a series of tweets days after her husband’s departure from the lucrative league.
“Feeling ok enough to croak a tiny hi to all of you. 6 adults and 4 children ended up testing+ the same week, with our kids being the vehicles of transmission – the core of my family, all down with the virus in different homes/hospitals. Nightmare of a week. 1 of 3 parents back home,” she tweeted.
Prithi urged her followers to get vaccinated and give themselves “the best chance to survive”.
“Take the vaccine. Give yourselves and your family the best chance to fight this. I guess physical health will recover faster than mental health. Days 5-8 were the absolute worst for me. Everybody was there, offering help yet there’s no one with you. Most isolating disease. Please do reach out and seek help,” Prithi added in her tweet
Meanwhile, R Ashwin decided to pull out for IPL 2021. His franchise promised him complete support.
For the past few days, India has been recording over 3.50 lakh cases a day. The health system is struggling to keep up with the increase, with oxygen in short supply, exacerbating the crisis.