- Big B and Abhishek are also receiving treatment for coronavirus
- They were hospitalised on Saturday
- Jaya Bachchan tested negative
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been taken to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital to be treated for COVID-19, news agency ANI reports. The 46-year-old actress tested positive some days ago and was placed in isolation at the Bachchan residence Jalsa, which was sealed by the Brihanmumbai Corporation or BMC as were the three other bungalows owned by the family. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and husband Abhishek are also in Nanavati Hospital. They tested positive last week. Aishwarya and Abhishek's eight-year-old daughter also has COVID-19. Amitabh Bachchan's wife Jaya tested negative for the virus.
Earlier this week, Abhishek Bachchan announced in a tweet that his wife and daughter had tested positive for the Coronavirus. His post ended a brief period of confusion in which Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope shared and then deleted a tweet revealing that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter's test results were positive. Read Abhishek Bachchan's tweet here.
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
Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan announced last weekend that they had tested positive and were in hospital. Big B, 77, wrote: "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."
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 tweeted, "My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules."
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
Nanavati Hospital authorities said the next day that the Bachchans were stable and were in the isolation ward.
Amitabh Bachchan has been posting on social media from hospital. He thanked fans and medical staff in separate posts.
T 3597 - In happy times , in times of illness, you our near and dear, our well wishers, our fans have ever given us unstinting love , affection care and prayer .. we express our bountiful gracious gratitude to you all .. in these circumstances hospital protocol, restrictive ! pic.twitter.com/ksqlHvXfmo— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 17, 2020
T 3594 (i) -— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 14, 2020
pristine white their layered dress ; dedicated to serve they be ; god like incarnations they ; companions of the sufferer they ; erased they their ego have ; to us they have embraced in care ; they be the divine destination ; they fly the flags of humanity ... pic.twitter.com/kTlROPIn4u
Several film industry households other than the Bachchans have been hit by the Coronavirus. Aamir Khan, Karan Johar and Boney Kapoor announced that members of their staff had tested positive. Actress Rekha's bungalow was sealed after her security staff was found to be infected. Actress Zoa Morani has had the virus and recovered. Several TV actors have recently tested positive.