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Amitabh, Abhishek are stable

July 13, 2020 16:55 IST

IMAGE: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan at a wedding. Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/ Twitter

Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek, who were admitted to the Nanavati hospital in north west Mumbai, after testing positive for coronavirus, are 'clinically stable', hospital sources said.

Amitabh, 77, and Abhishek, 44, revealed their diagnosis on Twitter on July 11, saying they were in the isolation ward at the Nanavati hospital, and all those who came in direct contact with them would undergo test for the virus.

"They are in the (isolation) ward and are clinically stable. At present, they do not require aggressive treatment. They are okay with the first line of medication. They are being given supportive therapy," a hospital insider told PTI.

"Their vitals and appetite are fine," the source added.

Assistant Municipal Commissioner, K West ward Vishwas Mote confirmed that 26 staff members working at the Bachchans's bungalows have tested negative for COVID-19.

"As per the laboratory report, all the staffers have tested negative to COVID-19," Mote said.

Another BMC official said 30 staffers have been quarantined, and 26 of them were from a high risk contact group.

 

On Sunday, Amitabh's daughter-in-law Aishwarya, 46, and her eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya also tested positive for COVID-19.

Abhishek confirmed Aishwarya and Aaradhya's diagnosis on Twitter, adding that they would be 'self-quarantining at home'.

The actor said he and his father will 'remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise'.

Amitabh thanked his admirers for their prayers and concern for him and his family members on his blog.

'My dearest extended family, your concern, your prayers and your wishes for Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya and me for a speedy recovery has filled me with unending gratitude. I thank you all,' he wrote.

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