Suriya's best friend and co-producer Rajsekar Pandian took to Twitter on February 19 to share a happy news with the world. He revealed that he tested negative for the novel coronavirus. He also thanked everyone who prayed for him. Rajsekar Pandian wrote, "#AnbanaFans Anna tested NEGATIVE, Thank you for all your prayers and wishes @Suriya_offl (sic)." Initially, Suriya was admitted to a hospital in Chennai after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. After receiving treatment, he was discharged from the hospital and was advised to be in-home quarantine.
His brother Karthi took to Twitter on February 11 to share the news with his fans. Karthi wrote, "Anna is back home and all safe! Will be in-home quarantine for a few days. Can’t thank you all enough for the prayers and best wishes! (sic)." Suriya also requested his fans to be careful. He wrote, "I am undergoing treatment for Covid-19 and am better now. Let us all realise that life hasn't returned to normalcy yet. We also cannot be filled with fear and let life come to a standstill. We still need to be careful and safe. Lots of love and gratitude to the dedicated doctors and medical staff standing by my side (sic)."