Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati hospital on Saturday evening. The actor took to Twitter to confirm he is COVID-19 positive. His son Abhishek Bachchan has also tested positive for coronavirus. He tweeted that both he and his father are in hospital.
Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 11, 2020
The BMC has been in touch and we are complying with them.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 11, 2020
T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !
In a statement, Nanavti hospital has confirmed that Amitabh Bachchan is stable and has mild symptoms.
The statement reads, "Mr Amitabh Bachchan is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted in the isolation unit at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai. He has confirmed that he will keep updating via Twitter."
Maharashtra Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare took to Twitter to confirm the news. He also mentioned that family members Aishwarya Rai and Jaya Bachchan have also been tested for the novel coronavirus and their results will be out on Sunday.
Following this, Tope took to Twitter to confirm that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for COVID, while Jaya Bachchan tested negative.
However, the tweet has since been deleted.
Sources told The Quint that Amitabh's health can be a cause for concern.
Wishes for his speedy recovery have started pouring in.
You’re a fighter Sir. Get will soon. https://t.co/SO2lG7lndg— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) July 11, 2020
Get well soon, #AmitabhBachchan ji. Waiting for the recovery tweets as soon as possible. 30,000 students of KISS pray for your health. Hope the family collectively comes out of this tough situation soon. https://t.co/WozxUmeexV— Achyuta Samanta (@achyuta_samanta) July 11, 2020
Oh dear God... Shocked to hear @SrBachchan has tested positive for COVID! ..and is in a hospital. I have faith in his ability to fight back this dreaded virus. We are all praying & sending great vibes for a quick recovery. #AmitabhBachchan— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) July 11, 2020
On Sunday, Amitabh Bachchan's house was sanitised.
Amitabh was last seen in Shoojit Sircar's Gulabo Sitabo. The film was slated to release in the theatres but because of the coronavirus pandemic it premiered on Amazon Prime Video.
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