The veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachan tests positive for the novel coronavirus. Later, son Abhishek Bachchan also declared he is infected with the virus.
The actor took Twitter to announce the news and also warned people who closely interacted with him in the past few days to get themselves tested.
T 3590 -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 !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
Abhishek also announced his positive result on twitter later Saturday night via a tweet.
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. 🙏🏽
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 11, 2020
Amitabh has die-hard followers across the globe and his announcement got Twitteratis and his fans by shock. Recently, he was working on a home-made short film on the importance of staying home in Mumbai during the lockdown and his health is worrying people across borders.
The tweet from Amitabh Bachan regarding his covid diagnosis spread among Bollywood like fire with wishes and prayers coming from all corners of the world.
Get well soon amit uncle. All my love and prayers..
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) July 11, 2020
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 11, 2020
The actor was already struggling from 75% liver damage due to cirrhosis and to make things worse one of his blood donors was incidentally carrying the Hepatitis B virus which entered his system during transfusion.