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Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek health update: 28 who came in contact with Bachchan family test negative

According to a doctor at Nanavati Hospital, there has been a rapid improvement in the health of Amitabh Bachchan and his condition is stable.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 13, 2020 13:14 IST
Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek

Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.

After superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his actor-son, Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for the COVID-19 on Saturday, as many as 54 persons were screened and swab sample of 28 persons who had come in contact with the Bachchan family was collected. All of  28 have tested negative for coronavirus.

According to Dr. Ansari, there has been rapid improvement in the health of Big B and his condition is stable. The doctor added that the lung infection of Amitabh Bachchan has improved and the oxygen level is normal. Dr. Ansari said Abhishek is stable too.

Abhishek had come in contact with six persons in the dubbing studio. All six of them are asymptomatic, have been screened and asked to be under home quarantine.

On Saturday, Amitabh tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital with mild symptoms.

The actor took to Twitter to share the news with his fans, saying: "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!"

Soon after Amitabh confirmed the news on Twitter, his son Abhishek also tested positive for COVID-19. He informed everyone about the same through a tweet: "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," he wrote. Later, his actress wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan also tested positive. Both of them are under home quarantine.

Reported by Rajesh Kumar, Atul Singh, Rajiv Singh, Joyeeta Mitra Suvarna

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