Amitabh Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Amitabh, 77, and Abhishek were admitted to Nanavati Hospital after they tested positive for COVID-19 on July 11

Amitabh Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Amitabh Bachchan. File photo

Mumbai, August 2

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday said that he has tested negative for COVID-19 and will now be quarantining at home.

The 77-year-old actor, who was admitted to Nanavati hospital along with son Abhishek after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 11, expressed his gratitude to well-wishers for their continued support and prayers.

“I have tested COVID - have been discharged. I am back home in solitary quarantine. Grace of the Almighty, blessings of Ma Babuji, prayers, duas of near and dear and friends fans EF and the excellent care and nursing at Nanavati made it possible for me to see this,” Amitabh wrote on Twitter. 

Minutes before the screen icon, Abhishek shared on the microblogging site that his father has tested negative for the virus.

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“My father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest Covid-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him.”

In the following tweet, Abhishek said he is still COVID-19 positive and will remain under medical care.

“I, unfortunately, due to some comorbidities remain Covid-19 positive and remain in hospital. Again, thank you all for your continued wishes and prayers for my family. Very humbled and indebted. I’ll beat this and come back healthier! Promise,” he added.

Abhishek’s wife, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (46) and eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya were discharged from the hospital on Monday after testing negative for COVID-19. PTI

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