Happy to go home: Abhishek Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has tested negative for the novel coronavirus and will soon be discharged from the hospital. Abhishek (44), along with his father, megastar Amitabh Bachchan (77) had been admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital earlier in July after contracting the deadly virus. Bachchan Sr. was discharged from the hospital last week. Here are more details on this.
He announced the good news on social media
Sharing a picture of his health chart, carrying a favorable discharge plan, Bachchan Jr. wrote, "I told you! Discharge plan: Yes! This afternoon I tested COVID-19 negative. Thank you all for your prayers and wishes. I'm so happy to be able to go home (sic)." The actor also expressed gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff at the Nanavati Hospital.
Here is Abhishek's Instagram post
I TOLD YOU!!! Discharge plan: YES!! This afternoon I tested Covid-19 NEGATIVE. Thank you all for your prayers and wishes. I’m so happy to be able to go home. #believe My eternal gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff at Nanavati Hospital for taking such good care of me and my family and helping us beat Covid-19. We couldn’t have done it without them. 🙏🏽
Bachchan family contracted COVID-19 in July
On July 11, Abhishek and Amitabh revealed their coronavirus diagnosis on social media. At that time, it was reported the two were stable and responding well to the treatment. On July 12, Abhishek's wife Aishwarya and daughter Aaradhya (8) also tested positive. They were admitted to the hospital on July 17. Ten days later, they both tested negative and were discharged from the hospital.
Jaya Bachchan and other family members had tested negative
Meanwhile, Amitabh's wife, actor-politician Jaya Bachchan, and other members of the family, including their daughter Shweta Nanda, had tested negative for the virus. After the Bachchan family contracted the contagious disease, four of their properties in Mumbai, viz. Pratiksha, Janak, Vatsa, and Jalsa, were sealed by BMC and declared containment zones. The buildings were also duly sanitized by the authorities.
COVID-19 has infected over 20 lakh across India
Other Bollywood celebrities who were diagnosed with coronavirus include veteran actor Kiran Kumar, singer Kanika Kapoor, and producer Karim Morani. They have all since recovered. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world. Across India, it has infected nearly 21 lakh and claimed the lives of 42,621. Globally, it has sickened more than 1.95 crore and killed 7,24,507.