Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan on Saturday said they had tested positive for COVID-19 and been admitted to a city hospital in Mumbai. The Bachchans, who are at Nanavati Hospital, shared their health update on Twitter.
Abhishek said both his father and he had mild symptoms and requested everybody to be calm and not panic. While Amitabh is 77, Abhishek is 44 years old. As per latest development, Big B is stable with mild symptoms.
Maharashtra: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials put a banner outside 'Jalsa', the residence of actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai, to define it as a containment zone.— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2020
Actor Amitabh Bachchan & son Abhishek Bachchan tested #COVID19 positive & both admitted to a hospital. pic.twitter.com/2xHxsmbjwQ
BMC team has reached the family residence of Bachchans, Jalsa, to disinfect for possible Covid-19 virus infection. Sanitisation process will also cover their other two residences-- Pratiksha and Janak.
It has been further revealed that the hospital PR team at Nanavati will not be sharing any further updates about the father-son duo's health and that they themselves will be putting out any related news via social media. As per sources, Big B has requested the PR team at Nanavati hospital to not share any details about his health.
Maharashtra: Sanitisation workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) arrive at 'Jalsa', the residence of actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai.— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2020
Actor Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan tested #COVID19 positive and both have been admitted to a hospital. pic.twitter.com/X3KZ3nziwI
Meanwhile, The Covid-19 antigen test reports of Jaya Bachchan, her daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and grand-daughter Aaradhya are negative, while swab test results are awaited.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, "Only Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan's corona report has come as of now. Their family members, staff, drivers etc have been tested for the deadly virus at Nanavati Hospital and the reports are expected to come on July 12."