New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19. The actors shared the news about his positive status on his Twitter handle yesterday and said they have been undergoing treatment at Nanavati hospital. The Big B said he has been shifted to hospital, and the other family members and staff have undergone tests for the virus. However, the results are awaited. Also Read - New Zealand Extends Lockdown in Auckland For 12 Days Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases
The septuagenarian actor also requested those, who have been in “close proximity” to him in the last 10 days to get tested for COVID-19. Shortly afterwards, Abhishek Bachchan also confirmed the news and revealed that he and his father both had “mild symptoms.” Also Read - N1-STOP-LAMP: This Low-cost COVID Test Developed by Scientists Can Detect Virus in Just 20 Mins | Read Here
“Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you”, tweeted Junior Bachchan. Also Read - Pranab Mukherjee's Condition Stable, Says Son; Observation Period Ends Today
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said both father-son duo underwent Antigen test and they tested positive for the highly contagious virus.
“Amitabh Bachchan is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted in the isolation unit of the hospital”, said Public Relation Officer, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai.
Who said what?
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan among others wished the “iconic star” a quick recovery to the ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ star.
“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! @SrBachchan @juniorbachchan#AmitabhBachchan #COVID,” Health Minister tweeted quoting Amitabh Bacchan’s tweet.
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis wished the senior Bachchan a speedy recovery.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted,”Extremely saddened to hear the news of Shri Amitabh Bachchan Ji testing COVID Positive. Praying for his strength & speedy recovery. Please get well soon!”
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane also wished speedy recovery to Senior Bachchan. “I join the whole Nation in wishing Shri Bachchan a quick recovery. All of India will be praying for your speedy recovery from coronavirus.
Get well soon”, tweeted the minister.