Amitabh Bachchan thanks everyone praying for him, Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya: ‘My unending gratitude and love’
After Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan, actor Aishwarya Rai and her daughter Aaradhya have also tested positive for the coronavirus. While Amitabh and Abhishek are admitted to the hospital on Saturday after showing mild symptoms, Aishwarya and Aaradhya are asymptomatic. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said they will take a written declaration from Aishwarya if she and her daughter want to be treated at home.
The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said that Amitabh is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted in an isolation unit. Amitabh, 77, said in a tweet on Saturday that he has tested positive and appealed to those who were in close proximity to him in the past 10 days to get themselves tested.
Here are the latest updates on their health:
10.13 pm | Amitabh Bachchan says he is overwhelmed by the love
Amitabh Bachchan was overwhelmed by the love and wishes and tweeted to say that he could acknowledge and reply to each message, but he was grateful. “T 3592 - It shall not be possible for me to acknowledge and respond to all the prayers and wishes expressed by them that have shown concern towards Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya and me .. I put my hands together and say .. Thank you for your eternal love and affection,” he wrote on Twitter.
10.06 pm | Amitabh Bachchan thanks well-wishers
Amitabh Bachchan thanked everyone wishing him and his family a speedy recovery. “T 3591 - ... to them that have expressed their concern, their prayers and their wishes for Abhishek Aishwarya Aaradhya and me .. my unending gratitude and love,” he wrote on Twitter.
9.55 pm | Sprinter Hima Das prays for the Bachchans
Indian sprinter Hima Das prayed for Amitabh Bachchan and his family’s speedy recovery. “I have heard that Amitabh Bachchan and his few family members have tested positive for coronavirus. I am sad and I will pray to God that he recovers soon and his family as well,” she told ANI.
9.20 pm | Sudarsan Pattnaik creates special sand art for Amitabh Bachchan
Acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a special sand art for Amitabh Bachchan in Odisha. “Millions of blessings with you #AmitabhBachchan Ji. We Pray to Lord Jagannath for you and your family’s speedy recovery. My SandArt at Puri beach in Odisha,” he wrote, sharing a picture on Twitter.
8:45 pm | Angad Bedi wishes Amitabh Bachchan a speedy recovery
Angad Bedi shared a picture with his Pink co-star Amitabh Bachchan on Instagram and wrote, “Once a tiger always a tiger!!! AUR rishte main to aap... naam hai Shahenshah!!!! Stay strong sir and see you real soon. Waheguru shakti de @amitabhbachchan.”
8:15 pm | Sunny Leone tweets her wishes
Sunny Leone also tweeted the wishes, saying, “I hope both of you recover soon and are able to pinpoint from where or whom you contracted this virus from,” she wrote.
7:45 pm | Esha Deol wishes Bachchans
Esha Deol joined the Bollywood fraternity in wishing quick recovery to the Bachchans. “Have a speedy recovery, stay safe,” she wrote.
7:30 pm | Juhi Chawla wishes for Bachchans’ speedy recovery
“Amitji, Abhishek, Aishwarya & Aaradhya... Our heartfelt best wishes for your speedy recovery My earlier tweet was not a typo, I meant , when I wrote , Ayurveda , that with Nature’s Grace , it will help to recover fast,” Juhi Chawla tweeted.
7:10 pm | Aishwarya, Aaradhya’s results explained
When the test reports of Aishwarya Rai and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan came negative in rapid antigen tests at the hospital on Saturday, their samples were taken for RT-PCR test.
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6: 45 pm | Abhishek Bachchan dismisses rumours
Amid speculation that Abhishek Bachchan has been discharged, the actor wrote, “My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!” He added, “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.”
6:30 pm | Abhishek Bachchan not discharged, hospital debunks rumours
After rumour began that Abhishek Bachchan has been discharged from the Nanavati Hospital, the hospital rep has confirmed that the actor is still at the hospital. “He is stable and at the hospital,” the official said.
6:10 pm | Vivek Oberoi wishes Bachchans quick recovery
Vivek Oberoi wished for the quick recovery of Bachchan family, “Our prayers for the well being and quick recovery of the family,” he tweeted a news report about Aishwarya and Aaradhya testing positive for the virus. He also wrote, “Wishing @SrBachchan sir & @juniorbachchan a speedy recoveryFolded hands We’re all praying for you! Get well super soon! Take care .”
5:45 pm | Twinkle Khanna hopes for Amitabh Bachchan’s early recovery
Twinkle Khanna also tweeted her wishes, writing, “Uncle I hope you and @juniorbachchan make a speedy recovery. Big hug”.
5:20 pm | Pawan Kalyan wishes Amitabh Bachchan quick recovery, remembers Coolie accident
Pawan Kalyan wrote in an emotional note, “To the beloved and respected Sri Amitabh Bachchan ji, I still remember, so vividly, when my entire family, including my father and mother, prayed for your speedy recovery when you got injured on the set of ‘Coolie’. You always evoke a tremendous amount of love, loyalty, and affection from people of all ages. We love you not only because of your talent but also for your fighting spirit, simplicity and humbleness.”
5 pm | Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2’s Parth Samthaan tests positive for Covid-19
Television actor Parth Samthaan, who plays Anurag Basu in the Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot, has tested positive for Covid-19. The shoot of the show has been stopped and crew members who were in close contact with him have been asked to undergo tests.
4:40 pm | Nepal Prime Minister wishes for Bachchans’ good health
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday wished veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan "good health and speedy recovery" after they were tested positive for coronavirus. "Wishing legendary actor of India @SrBachchan and his son actor @juniorbachchan good health and speedy recovery!" Nepal PM tweeted.
4:20 pm | ‘Decision to be hospitalised rests with Aishwarya’
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said in an interview that the decision to be hospitaised rests with Aishwarya. “I think it’s a total family decision. If they prefer to be at home, they can be at home. The protocol says if the patient is asymptomatic, it’s the decision of the patient and their family members to decide on that,” he told a news channel.
3:45 pm | Sushmita shares wishes Bachchan family
Sushmita sen took to Twitter and wrote, “All my prayers for you & family...To healing & speedy recovery Sir!! #duggadugga”
3:26 pm | Bachchan family’s all 4 properties sealed
Vishwas Mote, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, K west ward of BMC said, “All four bungalows of Bachchan family named Jalsa, Janak, Pratiksha and Vatsa have been sealed and declared as containment zone. We are conducting contact tracing among all staff members, and till now 30 have been identified as high risk contacts.”
3:10 pm | 16 people from Bachchan family tested
“Total 16 people from the Bachchan family have been tested including guards and maids. Other reports will come tomorrow,” said Suresh Kakani, additional commissioner, BMC.
”Aishwarya and Aaradhya are both asymptomatic, BMC will taken written declaration from them if they want to take treatment at home. Or else, they will also be shifted to hospital,” added Kakani.
3:07 pm | Jaya Bachchan tests negative
Jaya Bachchan has come negative but will be tested later again to overrule any negative reporting
3:00 pm |Aishwarya, Aaradhya test positive
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope confirmed on Twitter that Aishwarya Rai and her daughter Aaradhya have tested positive. He later deleted the tweet. As per BMC, their swab samples were taken yesterday for RT-PCR test. Their positive reports came today.
2:27 pm | Amit Sadh to get tested for Covid-19
After Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for coronavirus, fans had been worried for Amit Sadh as the two had been dubbing for their web series Breathe Into The Shadows.
2:15 pm | Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren expresses concern
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday tweeted about Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek. “Extremely concerned to hear about the news of Shri #AmitabhBachchan Ji & #AbhishekBachchan testing COVID Positive. My prayers for their speedy & safe recovery. We look forward to seeing them hale and hearty," the chief minister tweeted.
2:00 pm | Fact check: Viral video of Amitabh is months old
An old video of Amitabh Bachchan thanking the staff at Nanavati hospital is going viral after he was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. The 77-year-old actor has tested positive for Covid-19.
1:50 pm | Rachel White tests positive
Actor Rachel White says she has tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantining at her home. The actor, who is currently in Kolkata, took to Twitter on Saturday night and asked her fans to pray for her speedy recovery.
1:45 pm | Kamal Haasan wishes Bachchans ‘speedy recovery’
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan wished Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abishek Bachchan a speedy recovery. "I wish both the Bachchans @SrBachchan @juniorbachchan a speedy recovery. I trust the Indian doctors and Sr. Bachchan's will to overcome health hazards.Get well soon and become an icon again for survival and wellness," Haasan wrote on his Twitter handle.
1:30 pm | Aaradhya Bachchan tests negative
BMC Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Sunday confirmed that Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Aaradhya, along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, has also tested negative for the coronavirus. The Covid-19 tests for Aishwarya, Jaya and other family members were conducted after veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan and son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, tested positive.
1:14 pm | Prayers being conducted for Amitabh, Abhishek’s good health
Special prayers are being offered for the good health of Amitabh and Abhishek at a temple in Ujjain, reported ANI.
12:50 pm | French Ambassador wishes for speedy recovery of Amitabh, Abhishek
The French ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Sunday wished for a speedy recovery of Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek. The French ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Sunday wished for a speedy recovery of Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek.
12.45 pm | Dharmendra tells Amitabh ‘get well soon’
Dharmendra tweeted, “Amit , get well soon. I am sure of my courageous younger brother......he will soon be fit and fine in a day or two ...Jaya, don’t worry...every thing will be fine my brave baby....Look after yourself and everyone at home.....Love you all......take care”
12.35 pm | Celebrities wish Abhishek and Amitabh quick recovery
Priyanka Chopra, Tiger Shroff, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Bhumi Pednekar, Riteish Deshmukh and others have tweeted for Abhishek and Amitabh’s good health.
12:21 pm | Abhishek and Amitabh feeling better
Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan are “feeling better” as they get treated for coronavirus at Nanavati Hospital, Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, director of Critical Care Services at the hospital, said on Sunday. “Both Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek are comfortable and feeling better. General blood chemistries are acceptable with stable vitals. Both slept well and had their breakfasts. They are stable,” Ansari told PTI.
12: 14 pm| BMC workers sanitise Amitabh Bachchan’s home Jalsa
BMC workers seen sanitising Jalsa, the Bachchan residence, on Sunday morning.
11:53 am | Amitabh’s residence Jalsa sealed
Amitabh Bachchan’s residence Jalsa has been declared a containment area and sealed by the BMC. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have been placed in two-week isolation after which they will be tested again.