Coronavirus: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan tests positive

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for Covid-19. He told his millions of Twitter followers using social media late on Saturday. Amitabh Bachchan’s son and actor Abhishek Bachchan tweeted he too had tested positive.

Rumours began around 9.30 pm about Bachchan being admitted to Nanavati Hospital, which is close to his Juhu home.

He also urged to anyone who had been close to him in the past 10 days to get tested. Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and daughter Aaradhya – have returned negative coronavirus antigen test reports, local media reported.

Abhishek too announced his Covid-positive status via a tweet.

India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, “Dear Amitabh ji, I join the whole Nation in wishing you a quick recovery! After all, you are the idol of millions in this country, an iconic superstar! We will all take good care of you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!”

“Extremely saddened to hear the news of Shri #AmitabhBachchan Ji testing COVID Positive. Praying for his strength & speedy recovery. @SrBachchan please get well soon,” said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a tweet.

Amitabh Bachchan, 77, has been involved in more than 200 films since becoming a actor five decades ago.

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