Amitabh Bachchan, who along with his son Abhishek, was admitted to Nanavati hospital on Saturday after testing positive for Covid-19, is in a stable condition with mild symptoms, the hospital said on Sunday.
Health Minister Rajesh Tope, in a statement, also said that the two are in a stable condition. He said Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan took a rapid antigen test for Coronavirus after showing mild symptoms. "Since senior Bachchan is also co-morbid, they chose hospitalisation," Tope said. He also said that the swab test of the Bachchan family is awaited and will come by Monday morning.
Aishwarya Rai, Aaradhya and Jaya Bachchan were also tested, but their report was negative. However, their swab test results are still awaited.
In a statement, the Public Relation Officer of Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai, said that Amitabh Bachchan is currently admitted in the isolation unit of the hospital.
Mumbai Police have beefed up security outside the Nanavati Hospital as well as outside the megastar's two bungalows in Juhu area. After the Bachchans on Saturday said they tested positive for coronavirus and were admitted to hospital, some people tried to gather outside the medical facility located in Vile Parle (West), but they were asked to leave and not allowed to stand on the road, a police official said.
Recently Abhishek Bachchan had visited one of the dubbing studio in Mumbai for his web series Breathe: Into The Shadows. After he tested positive for COVID-19, the studio has reportedly been closed temporarily, reported News18 India.
On Saturday, Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter urging people who were in contactwith him for the last 10 days to test themselves. Abhishek too tweeted that the actors have mild symptoms and are in touch with BMC.
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 !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
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
A rumor had surfaced that Ranbir, Neetu Kapoor and Karan Johar had also tested positive after Agastya Nanda attended the veteran actress' birthday party. However, Riddhima Kapoor refuted these rumours, calling the hoax "attention seeking."