Aishwarya, Aaradhya test negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital
Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as well as her eight-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, have tested negative for the coronavirus. They were diagnosed with the disease on July 12. The mother-daughter duo has now been discharged from Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital, after a 10-day stay. Meanwhile, Aishwarya's husband, actor Abhishek Bachchan and his father, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who also contracted COVID-19, continue to remain hospitalized.
Abhishek shared the update on Twitter
On Monday, Abhishek shared a health update about the four of them. He tweeted, "Aishwarya and Aaradhya have thankfully tested negative and have been discharged from the hospital. They will now be at home. My father and I remain in hospital under the care of the medical staff." Bachchan Jr. also expressed gratitude to fans for their "continued prayers and good wishes."
Indebted forever, said Bachchan Jr.
Thank you all for your continued prayers and good wishes. Indebted forever. 🙏🏽— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 27, 2020
Aishwarya and Aaradhya have thankfully tested negative and have been discharged from the hospital. They will now be at home. My father and I remain in hospital under the care of the medical staff.
Bachchans revealed their COVID-19 diagnosis on July 11-12
On July 11, Amitabh and Abhishek revealed their coronavirus diagnosis on social media. At that time, it was reported that the two were stable and responding well to treatment. The next day, Aishwarya (46) and Aaradhya also tested positive for the deadly virus. They were then quarantined at home as they remained asymptomatic. On July 17, they were also admitted to the hospital.
Their properties were also sealed and sanitized
Meanwhile, Amitabh's wife, actor/politician Jaya Bachchan and other members of the family, including their daughter Shweta Nanda tested negative for the virus. After the Bachchan family contracted the 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 city authorities. Jalsa was reportedly unsealed on Sunday.
On the work front for Aishwarya
Separately, on the work front, Aishwarya was last seen in 2018 musical comedy Fanney Khan. She will next feature in Mani Ratnam's much-awaited Tamil historical drama Ponniyin Selvan. The movie is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's novel by the same name.
COVID-19 has infected 14 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 over 14 lakh and claimed the lives of 32,866. Globally, it has sickened more than 1.6 crore and killed 6,52,858.