Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for Covid-19

Hemani Sheth Mumbai | Updated on July 12, 2020 Published on July 11, 2020
Amitabh Bachhan has tested positive for Covid-19

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachhan   -  PTI

Abhishek Bachchan tests positive for Covid-19

Abhishek Bachchan tests positive for Covid-19

Veteran actor and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek have tested positive for Covid-19.

Amitabh took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that he had been tested positive for Covid-19 and was immediately shifted to a hospital.

“I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited ..All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !” Bachchan tweeted at 10.52 p.m.

The actor is being shifted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital as per reports.

His son Abhishek tweeted at 11.57 p.m saying "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. "

Big B was last seen in Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo with actor Ayushmann Khurrana. The film initially slated to release on the big screen was released directly on Amazon Prime. Bachchan is to return for the twelfth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. He is also set to appear in movies including Chehre, Brahmastra and Jhund.

Over 8 lakh cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in India so far with the death toll surpassing 22,000. Mumbai is one of the most affected cities in the country.

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Published on July 11, 2020
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