After veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan, his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter, Aaradhya, have been admitted to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. The mother-daughter duo were in home isolation after testing positive for Coronavirus.
According to Hindustan Times, both of them have developed breathlessness.
“Both Aishwarya and Aaradhya were admitted to Nanavati Hospital today. They are fine,” a hospital source told PTI. “Aishwarya needed medical attention,” another insider added.
On July 12, Abhishek had tweeted, “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.”
He had also confirmed that both him and his father will remain in hospital ‘until the doctors decide otherwise.’
In his original tweet on July 11, Abhishek had written, “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.”
On July 13, PTI quoted a hospital insider as saying, “Both are stable and are responding well to the treatment. They will have to be in the hospital for at least seven days,” a hospital insider told PTI.
Post the actors’ diagnosis, 26 staff members working at their bungalows were also tested for COVID-19. On Monday, Vishwas Mote, assistant municipal commissioner, K West ward, said all the staff members tested negative for the virus.
Meanwhile, Big B has been posting on social media through it all, thanking fans for their wishes, prayers and expressing his gratitude.