Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan have tested positive for the coronavirus and are hospitalized with mild symptoms in Mumbai. The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said that Amitabh is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted in an isolation unit.
Amitabh, 77, said in a tweet on Saturday that he has tested positive and appealed to those who were in close proximity to him in the past 10 days to get themselves tested. Abhishek, who is 44, tweeted Saturday night that he also has tested positive for Covid-19 and is hospitalized.
Here are the latest updates on their health:
2:27 pm | Amit Sadh to get tested for Covid-19
After Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for coronavirus, fans had been worried for Amit Sadh as the two had been dubbing for their web series Breathe Into The Shadows.
2:15 pm | Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren expresses concern
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday tweeted about Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek. “Extremely concerned to hear about the news of Shri #AmitabhBachchan Ji & #AbhishekBachchan testing COVID Positive. My prayers for their speedy & safe recovery. We look forward to seeing them hale and hearty,” the chief minister tweeted.
2:00 pm | Fact check: Viral video of Amitabh is months old
An old video of Amitabh Bachchan thanking the staff at Nanavati hospital is going viral after he was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. The 77-year-old actor has tested positive for Covid-19.
1:50 pm | Rachel White tests positive
Actor Rachel White says she has tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantining at her home. The actor, who is currently in Kolkata, took to Twitter on Saturday night and asked her fans to pray for her speedy recovery.
1:45 pm | Kamal Haasan wishes Bachchans ‘speedy recovery’
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan wished Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abishek Bachchan a speedy recovery. “I wish both the Bachchans @SrBachchan @juniorbachchan a speedy recovery. I trust the Indian doctors and Sr. Bachchan’s will to overcome health hazards.Get well soon and become an icon again for survival and wellness,” Haasan wrote on his Twitter handle.
1:30 pm | Aaradhya Bachchan tests negative
BMC Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Sunday confirmed that Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Aaradhya, along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, has also tested negative for the coronavirus. The Covid-19 tests for Aishwarya, Jaya and other family members were conducted after veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan and son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, tested positive.
1:14 pm | Prayers being conducted for Amitabh, Abhishek’s good health
Special prayers are being offered for the good health of Amitabh and Abhishek at a temple in Ujjain, reported ANI.
Madhya Pradesh: Special prayers being offered for the good health of Amitabh Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan at a temple in Ujjain.
— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2020
12:50 pm | French Ambassador wishes for speedy recovery of Amitabh, Abhishek
The French ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Sunday wished for a speedy recovery of Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek. The French ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Sunday wished for a speedy recovery of Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek.
12.45 pm | Dharmendra tells Amitabh ‘get well soon’
Dharmendra tweeted, “Amit , get well soon. I am sure of my courageous younger brother……he will soon be fit and fine in a day or two …Jaya, don’t worry…every thing will be fine my brave baby….Look after yourself and everyone at home…..Love you all……take care”
12.35 pm | Celebrities wish Abhishek and Amitabh quick recovery
Priyanka Chopra, Tiger Shroff, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Bhumi Pednekar, Riteish Deshmukh and others have tweeted for Abhishek and Amitabh’s good health.
12:21 pm | Abhishek and Amitabh feeling better
Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan are “feeling better” as they get treated for coronavirus at Nanavati Hospital, Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, director of Critical Care Services at the hospital, said on Sunday. “Both Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek are comfortable and feeling better. General blood chemistries are acceptable with stable vitals. Both slept well and had their breakfasts. They are stable,” Ansari told PTI.
12: 14 pm| BMC workers sanitise Amitabh Bachchan’s home Jalsa
BMC workers seen sanitising Jalsa, the Bachchan residence, on Sunday morning.
11:53 am | Amitabh’s residence Jalsa sealed
Poster outside Jalsa, put up by the BMC.
Amitabh Bachchan’s residence Jalsa has been declared a containment area and sealed by the BMC. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have been placed in two-week isolation after which they will be tested again.