Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus.

Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus
Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus

Son and father from the Big B family have been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus. The rest of the Bachchan family and their staff are waiting for the result. 

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,” Abhishek, 44, tweeted.

According to sources at the hospital, Amitabh was experiencing breathlessness. On Saturday, around 10pm, he was rushed to the hospital. 

“I have tested CoviD positive, shifted to the Hospital. Hospital informing authorities. Family and staff undergone tests, results awaited. All that was in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!” posted Amitabhji, (77).

Soon after the news broke, #AmitabhBachchan and #NanavatiHospital started trending. Mumbai, where the actor resides has been one of the worst-hit cities following the Coronavirus outbreak , recording 91,745 cases and 5,244 deaths so far. The toll remains second only to Delhi, which is the national capital.

Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Ram Vilas Paswan and Prakash Javadekar  and multiple  fans wished a “speedy recovery” to Amitabh Bachchan, who has battled health issues before. Soon prayers and wishes for the septuagenarian's speedy recovery poured in from friends and colleagues of B-town.