Taking to Twitter, Abhishek confirmed the news saying, “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.”
Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted… https://t.co/cWLJlH8lZb
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) 1594492040000
He went on to add, “The BMC has been in touch and we are complying with them.”
The BMC has been in touch and we are complying with them.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) 1594492075000
Calling for those who came in close contact with him to get tested, Amitabh tweeted, “I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital,” while saying his family and staff were awaiting their test results.
“All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!” he added.
Amitabh was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital late Saturday evening, where he is undergoing extensive tests and getting treatment for the same.
While Sr Bachchan has been unable to resume his work commitments due to the government’s lockdown rules for senior actors, Abhishek was among the first few stars to resume work after the lockdown restrictions were eased.
Always seen sporting a mask and protective coronavirus gear, Abhishek has often been spotted at the recording studios.
Following the confirmation of their test results, Abhishek and father Amitabh have been receiving an outpour of love and support from fans and friends alike. Several Bollywood stars including Anupam Kher, Vicky Kaushal, Raveena Tandon, Sonu Sood, Mika Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Nimrat Kaur, Randeep Hooda, Parineeti Chopra and many others took to social media to wish the father-son duo a speedy recovery.
Over the past months, Celebrities including Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Janhvi Kapoor and others announced that members of their staff had tested positive for the virus.