- Maharashtra Health Minister tweeted that Aishwarya had tested positive
- However, he deleted the tweet a few minutes later on Sunday
- Meantime, Mumbai mayor said Aishwarya had tested negative for COVID-19
A series of tweets were shared on the status of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her eight-year-old daughter's COVID-19 test results. One from Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said both had tested positive - it was deleted just minutes later. Meantime, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said Aishwarya and daughter had both tested negative, news agency PTI reported. The ensuing confusion was ended by actor Abhishek Bachchan who announced in tweets that his wife and daughter had indeed tested positive and were isolated at home in Mumbai. Abhishek himself tested positive for the virus as did his father Amitabh Bachchan - both are in Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital. Read Abhishek's tweets:
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— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 12, 2020
My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 12, 2020
Jalsa, the Bachchan residence, has been sealed off as a containment zone and all residents have been placed under a 14-day quarantine. The other Bachchan properties - Pratiksha and two other bungalows - have also been sealed.
Yesterday, Amitabh Bachchan announced in a tweet that his coronavirus test result was positive. He wrote: "I have tested COVID-19 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!"
T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !
Soon after, Abhishek Bachchan announced that he had the coronavirus as well. In a post shared today, he asked fans not to panic.
Yesterday, 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. The BMC has been in touch and we are complying with them. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you.
Amitabh Bachchan is "stable and has mild symptoms," hospital authorities said. He is in an isolation ward.
Actor Anupam Kher revealed today that members of his family, including mother Dulari and brother Raju, had tested positive for COVID-19. He was negative, Mr Kher said. Actress Rekha's bungalow has also been sealed after her security staff tested positive. Domestic staff in the households of actor Aamir Khan and filmmakers Karan Johar and Boney Kapoor previously tested positive for COVID-19. Actress Zoa Morani also got the virus and has since recovered.