12 July 2020 12:31
Four members of the Bachchan family have now tested positive for Covid-19. Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and actor son Abhishek Bachchan were found to have contracted the virus on Saturday. A day later, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, married to Abhiskeh, and their daughter Aaradhya tested positive for Covid-19. Actor Jaya Bachchan, wife of the veteran filmstar, tested negative, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope tweeted. Earlier on Sunday, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her daughter and Jaya Bachchan had tested negative in the rapid antigen detection test.
That caused confusion as hours later two of them tested positive. The gold standard for Covid-19 testing is the the RT-PCR test. Bachchan, meanwhile, is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted in the isolation unit of the hospital, ANI tweeted on Sunday, quoting the public relations officer at Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital, Mumbai. Bachchan shared on social media on Saturday that he had tested positive, prompting a welter of get well soon wishes from across the world. He said his family has been tested and requested those who have been in his close proximity over the past 10 days to do the same. Mumbai, where Bachchan, 77, resides with his family, has been the worst hit in India by the novel corona virus pandemic, with cases exceeding 90,000. Soon after Bachchan's tweet on Saturday, son Abhishek Bachchan posted that he too tested positive for the virus. Both have mild symptoms.