A Tweet On Aishwarya Rai Bachchan And Daughter's COVID-19 Tests - Then Deleted. Then, Another Tweet

Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek tested positive yesterday and are in Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital

A Tweet On Aishwarya Rai Bachchan And Daughter's COVID-19 Tests - Then Deleted. Then, Another Tweet

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan photographed at an event.

Highlights

  • 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
New Delhi:

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:

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!"

Soon after, Abhishek Bachchan announced that he had the coronavirus as well. In a post shared today, he asked fans not to panic.

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.