Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter have also tested positive for coronavirus, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope confirmed today. Jaya Bachchan has tested negative for the virus. The Bachchan family had undergone coronavirus tests after film icon Amitabh Bachchan tested positive for the virus yesterday. In a tweet last night, Amitabh and his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan confirmed that they have both tested positive for coronavirus.
"Smt.Aishwarya Rai Bacchan & Daughter Aaradhya Abhishek Bacchan have also been detected positive for Covid19. Smt. Jaya Bachhan ji is tested negative for covid19. We wish the Bacchan Family to get well soon with a speedy recovery," read his tweet, which was deleted shortly after.
The Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital said Amitabh Bachchan, who was brought in last evening, is "stable with mild symptoms". The 77-year-old has been kept at the hospital's isolation unit. The hospital said the disease usually peaks around the 10th or the 12th day.
"Today would be 5th day since Amitabh ji's symptoms had surfaced... have to watch closely for another seven days and see how the disease evolves...in the next 3 days, we will be able to see the evolution trajectory... very likely that he may remain to have a very mild version," said Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, head of the hospital's critical care unit.
In his tweet yesterday, Amitabh Bachchan said that his family members and staff have undergone tests for COVID-19 and their results are awaited. "I have tested COVID positive. Shifted to hospital... hospital informing authorities... family and staff undergone tests, results awaited," read a part of Mr Bachchan's tweet.
Amitabh Bachchan and his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, confirmed in separate tweets on Saturday evening that they had been hospitalized with the novel coronavirus infection. They are now admitted to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. Soon the COVID-19 antigen test of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya Bachchan and mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan was conducted. Earlier, their test results came as negative for the novel coronavirus but later it was found that they had been tested positive. It is not clear whether they were tested again or the initial reports were wrong.
Meanwhile, Nanavati Hospital Dr. Ansari told India TV that the 77-year-old senior actor is not in ICU or on a ventilator and has very mild symptoms. The tests of 3 domestic help and the driver have also been conducted and the result will be out today. Bachchan houses Prateeksha and Jalsa are being sealed by BMC and other buildings in the area will be sanitized.
Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that the Bachchan residence is now a containment zone and all residents have been quarantined for 14 days.
Members of the Bachchan family, including the megastar's granddaughter Aaradhya, took the rapid antigen detection test, Pednekar said.
The Bollywood megastar on Saturday took to his social media handle and wrote, "T 3590 -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 Bachchan's tweet, his son Abhishek Bachchan had tweeted to confirm that he too had tested COVID positive. He wrote, "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."
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
Abhishek Bachchan's latest screen outing, the web series 'Breathe: Into The Shadows,' launched on Friday. He was even snapped outside the dubbing studio quite a few times. And now that the actor has been tested positive, the Sound N Vision dubbing studio has been closed temporarily.
Talking about Senior Bachchan, he was recently seen in Shoojit Sircar's 'Gulabo Sitabo,' co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana, which was released digitally.
Big B's upcoming films are 'Chehre,' 'Jhund' and 'Brahmastra.' He is also scheduled to host season 12 of the popular quiz show, 'Kaun Banega Crorepati.'
-With IANS, PTI inputs
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