Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, daughter Aaradhya test COVID-19 positive, to ‘self-quarantine’ at home, says Abhishek Bachchan

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Updated: July 12, 2020 10:15 PM

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan have tested positive for COVID19, actor Abhishek Bachchan confirmed in a tweet.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan. Image: Instagram

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan have indeed tested positive for COVID-19, actor Abhishek Bachchan confirmed via a tweet on Sunday. PTI reported Abhishek as saying that his wife Aishwarya and daughter Aaradhya will be “self quarantining at home” after they tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Sunday. He also confirmed that the COVID-19 test of his mother, Jaya Bachchan, has come negative.

This comes after Aishwarya’s father-in-law and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and her husband Abhishek Bachchan reported positive for Covid-19 on Saturday evening.

Confirming the news of his wife Aishwarya Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan testing positive for coronavirus, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted: “Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful.The rest of the family including my Mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers.”

Maharashtra minister deletes tweet

Earlier, in a strange turn of events, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope tweeted that Aishwarya and Aaradhya have been confirmed as Coronavirus positive via tests, but he went on to remove the tweet within minutes of posting it.

“Smt Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Abhishek Bachchan have also been tested positive,” Tope had written on his official Twitter account. “Smt Jaya Bachchan’s report has come negative,” he had added.

The minister also said that the whole country wanted speedy recovery for the Bachchan family. The minister did not mention whether Aishwarya and her daughter had also been shifted to the hospital where Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are undergoing the treatment.

However, earlier in the day, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar was reported as saying by news agency PTI that actors Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai have tested negative for coronavirus. The mayor also said the Bachchan residence is now a containment zone and all residents have been quarantined for 14 days.

Minister Tope  removed the above tweet sometime after posting it.

Earlier in the late hours of Saturday, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted about him and his son testing Covid-19 positive from his own Twitter account. Hordes of tweet from common people as well as celebrities from all walks of life poured in wishing speedy recovery for the veteran actor. According to the government statement, both the senior and junior Bachchan are lodged in the city’s Kokilaben hospital are reported to be in a stable condition.

After the reports of the Bachchan family testing positive came, the civic authorities swung into action and sanitised the residence of the family. All the staff members and people who are believed to have come in close vicinity to the actor are also being traced and being tested.

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