Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek, test positive for COVID-19, admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital

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Updated: Jul 12, 2020 1:00 AM

Amitabh Bachchan's son, Abhishek Bachchan, also tweeted that he too has tested positive for coronavirus and was exhibiting mild symptoms like his father.

Reports stated that Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to the Nanavati hospital in Mumbai. (File Image)

Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for COVID-19: Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalised on Saturday evening. In a tweet, the 77-year-old actor’s son, Abhishek Bachchan, shared that he too has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Reports stated that the father-son duo has been admitted to the Nanavati hospital in Mumbai. PTI reported that Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital.

The veteran actor informed in a tweet that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Through the tweet, Bachchan also urged all those who had been in close proximity to him in the last 10 days to get themselves tested for coronavirus. He also stated that his family and staff have undergone coronavirus tests and their results are awaited.

Amitabh Bachchan’s son, Abhishek Bachchan, also tweeted that he too has tested positive for coronavirus and was exhibiting mild symptoms like his father.

Abhishek requested fans and followers to not panic and added that the family was in touch with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities and complying with them.

The megastar’s tweet garnered hundreds of wishes of speedy recovery from the who’s who in the corridors of power, the film industry, and the sports world.

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan tweeted saying he joins the entire nation in wishing the actor a quick recovery.

Former cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar tweeted saying he was praying for “Big B’s” good health and quick recovery.

Southern superstars like Mammootty and Mahesh Babu were among the first to wish him well.

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