Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and son test positive for coronavirus

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and son test positive for coronavirus

- Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan recently tested positive for coronavirus

- According to reports, the Bollywood star and his son have been admitted at a Mumbai hospital following the development

- Bachchan confirmed the news of their diagnosis on Twitter, with his son informing that they have mild symptoms

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As the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus, many more people are getting infected and one of such is popular actor, Amitabh Bachchan who recently tested positive for the virus alongside his son, Abhishek Bachchan.

The Bollywood actor and his son have been taken to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai and both have exhibited mild symptoms, according to a tweet by his son who is also an actor.

Following the development, the prolific actor revealed that the rest of his family and staff have undergone tests and are currently awaiting their results.

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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and son tests positive for coronavirus
Bollywood star and his son have both been admitted at a Mumbia hospital. Photo credit: @bachchan
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The 77-year-old actor tweeted on Saturday, July 11, "I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests, results awaited ..All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!"

His son Abhishek, also took to Twitter to confirm the news.

"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," he tweeted.

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Bachchan who is considered a living legend in Hindi films, has made more than 180 films in a career spanning five decades.

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According to India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country has 292,258 active cases, while 534,620 patients have recovered. At least 22,674 people have died from the virus.

In a similar story, Nigerian singer and dancer, Peter Okoye, recently left fans and followers in shock after he took to social media to reveal how himself, his wife, their daughter and two of their domestic staff all tested positive for coronavirus.

In a recent video shared to his Instagram page, he described the past three weeks as being “hell” for himself and his family as he’s been ill with the disease but had been keeping it to himself.

As COVID-19 spreads more across Nigeria every day, some aides of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, have contracted the infectious disease.

The FCT minister said those who tested positive for the disease have been taken to isolation centres across the nation’s capital for treatment.

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