Veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to the isolation ward of a city hospital.
The 77-year-old actor, who is at the Nanavati hospital, shared his health update on Twitter.
“I have tested COVID positive. Shifted to Hospital. Hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited,” Bachchan tweeted.
"All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested,” he added.
Following the news, from batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, all of the cricket fraternity prayed for his speedy recovery...
Take care Amit ji.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 11, 2020
Praying for your good health and quick recovery. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/KRwPQ9RQZT
Get well soon sir 🙏🙏 https://t.co/PQbmiUPrYf— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 11, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery @SrBachchan. The prayers and good wishes of the entire country are behind you. You have always been a fighter and will see this through too with your will power and resilience. Hope you get well really soon ❤️🙏🏻 https://t.co/39yqi3Mb0b— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 11, 2020
Soon after the news of Amitabh, his son, Abhishek too confirmed that he has contracted the dreaded 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," he tweeted.