Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus



Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, announced in separate tweets on Saturday that they have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai with “mild symptoms”.

Both of them are undergoing treatment at Nanavati Hospital, with an official confirming that they had “facilitated their tests” and that the two are “stable”. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said all their other family members have tested negative in rapid antigen tests. The results of the RT-PCR tests are awaited, he said.

Hospital officials said Amitabh Bachchan arrived first for a preliminary check-up after developing symptoms. “After he tested positive, he was advised admission. He went home and returned for hospitalisation by 10 pm. The hospital informed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after his reports came positive,” said an official.

A BMC official said the corporation “will send a team tomorrow to disinfect their house and look for high-risk contacts”.