Amitabh Bachchan was the first to reveal his COVID-19 status followed by his actor son Abhishek Bachchan. Now the veteran Bollywood star’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan test positive for the coronavirus. Currently, both Amitabh, 77, and Abhishek, 44, are hospitalized in a stable condition at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital while Aishwarya and her daughter are home quarantined.
Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter on Sunday tweeting the results of Aishwarya, 46, and eight-year-old Aaradhya’s COVID-19 test. He also stated that the rest of the family, including his mother Jaya Bachchan, sister Shweta Nanda and her two children, are negative for COVID-19.
“Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful. The rest of the family including my Mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers,” he wrote.
Amitabh tweeted late Saturday evening that he had been admitted to the hospital, and asked all those, who had come in touch with him in the last ten days, to get themselves tested. “I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!” Bachchan posted.
Minutes later, Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter to share that he had also contracted the virus.
“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,” the Breathe: Into the Shadows star wrote.
On Sunday morning, Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, director of Critical Care Services at Nanavati hospital said the father-son duo were “feeling better.” “General blood chemistries are acceptable with stable vitals. Both slept well and had their breakfasts. They are stable,” he said.
Also, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) visited the family’s three bungalows – Janak, Jalsa and Pratiksha- to sanitise the premises and for contact tracing. Janka has been sealed. Later in the day, Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter and wrote, “My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!”
Source inputs: Storypick
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