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Abhishek Bachchan Returns Home Tests Negative For COVID-19

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has tested negative for COVID-19 and has been discharged from Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital where he was hospitalized.

The actor has spent a total of 29 days in hospital, Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to share the news of his son being discharged from the hospital. He wrote on Twitter, “T 3620 – Abhishek tests negative for CoviD .. discharged from Hospital .. on his way home .. GOD IS GREAT .. thank you Ef and well wishers for your PRAYERS ..”

Earlier, Abhishek had shared a photo of his ‘Care Board’ on Instagram which mentioned he is healthy to be discharged.

“I TOLD YOU!!! Discharge plan: YES!! This afternoon I tested Covid-19 NEGATIVE. Thank you all for your prayers and wishes. I’m so happy to be able to go home,” Junior Bachchan posted on Instagram.

Bachchan Junior expressed gratitude towards the healthcare workers of the Nanavati Hospital. “My eternal gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff at Nanavati Hospital for taking such good care of me and my family and helping us beat Covid-19. We couldn’t have done it without them. 🙏🏽” wrote Abhishek.

The father son duo both tested positive for COVID-19 on July 11 and the following day, Abhishek’s wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya also tested positive for the virus. While Amitabh and Abhishek were admitted to Nanavati Hospital on July 11 itself, Aishwarya and Aaradhya were hospitalized on July 17 after showing signs of having a mild fever.

Aishwarya and Aaradhya were the first of the Bachchan’s to return home from the hospital. Later, Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from the hospital on August 2 after testing negative for COVID-19.

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