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Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek found Covid-19 positive; Aishwarya, Jaya test negative

After Amitabh Bachchan confirmed on Twitter that he has tested positive for the COVID-19, Abhishek Bachchan too has informed that he is COVID-19 potive. Both have been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital. Aishwarya and Jaya Bachchan test negative.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 12, 2020 1:51 IST

After Amitabh Bachchan confirmed on Twitter that he has tested positive for the COVID-19, Abhishek Bachchan too has informed that he is COVID-19 positive. Both have been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital. Meanwhile, Aishwarya and Jaya Bachchan have tested negative for coronavirus, according to our sources. The megastar took to Twitter to share the news with his fans. He wrote, "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 this news broke, Abhishek Bachchan too informed via Twitter that he has also been found COVID-19 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". In the next tweet, he added: "The BMC has been in touch and we are complying with them." 

Bollywood celebrities wish Abhishek Bachchan speedy recovery

Sources say both the actors have very mild symptoms of coronavirus. BMC will seal Prateeksha and Jalsa and other buildings in the area will be sanitised.

Fans and friends of both Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan have poured in their speedy recovery wishes on Twitter and Instagram.

Informing the same on Instagram, Amitabh Bachchan earlier shared a photo along with the caption, "This evening I tested positive for COVID 19 .. have been shifted to Hospital .. authorities informed .. family and staff tested results awaited .. all those that came in close proximity to me in the last 10 days please get yourself tested".

Nanavati Hospital at Ville Parle is near to the actor's residence in Juhu area. 

Recently, Amitabh mourned the loss of his Sholay co-actor Jagdeep. Remembering the late actor in his blog post, he wrote, "Last night we lost another gem... Jagdeep... The actor of exceptional comedic repertoire, passed away... He had crafted a unique individual style of his own .. and I had the honour of working with him in several films... the more prominent ones in the eyes of the audience being Sholay and Shahenshah... A humble human.. loved by millions."

Earlier on Saturday, veteran actress Rekha's Mumbai bungalow was sealed and declared as containment zone by the BMC after her security guard tested positive for COVID-19. 

Big B last appeared in Shoojit Sircar’s comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo that premiered on Amazon Prime due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film also starred Ayushmann Khurrana.

Amitabh Bachchan will next be seen hosting the twelfth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). His upcoming movies are Chehre, Brahmastra and Jhund.

Abhishek Bachchan was recently seen in Amazon Prime Video's series Breathe: Into the Shadows. The web show also featured Amit Sadh, Nithya Menen among others. Breathe: Into the Shadows is the second season of R Madhavan starrer Breathe, which premiered in 2018.

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