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A Tweet On Aishwarya And Daughter's COVID-19 Tests - Then Deleted

A Tweet On Aishwarya And Daughter's COVID-19 Tests - Then Deleted

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with Aaradhya. (Image courtesy: Instagram)

Highlights

  • Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek tested positive yesterday
  • It's not clear whether Aishwarya and Aaradhya are at home or in hospital
  • Jalsa, the Bachchan residence, has been sealed off
New Delhi:

There appears to be some confusion over the COVID-19 test results for actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya, 8. In a tweet today, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope announced that Aishwarya, who is married to Abhishek Bachchan, had tested positive as had the couple's young daughter; Jaya Bachchan tested negative, Mr Tope announced - just minutes later, however, he deleted the tweet. Meantime, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said Aishwarya and Aaradhya had tested negative, news agency PTI reports. Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek tested positive yesterday and are in Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital. Jalsa, the Bachchan residence, has been sealed off as a containment zone and all residents have been placed under a 14-day quarantine.

Yesterday, Amitabh Bachchan announced in a tweet that his coronavirus test result was positive. He wrote: "I have tested COVID-19 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!"

Soon after, Abhishek Bachchan announced that he had the coronavirus as well. In a post shared today, he asked fans not to panic.

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Amitabh Bachchan is "stable and has mild symptoms," hospital authorities said. He is in an isolation ward.

Actor Anupam Kher revealed today that members of his family, including mother Dulari and brother Raju, had tested positive for COVID-19. He was negative, Mr Kher said. Actress Rekha's bungalow has also been sealed after her security staff tested positive. Domestic staff in the households of actor Aamir Khan and filmmakers Karan Johar and Boney Kapoor previously tested positive for COVID-19. Actress Zoa Morani also got the virus and has since recovered.