Aishwarya Rai, Aaradhya Bachchan test positive for COVID-19

Aishwarya Rai, Aaradhya Bachchan test positive for COVID-19

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aradhya have tested positive for COVID-19 while Jaya Bachchan has tested negative for the virus, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope informed on Sunday.

Jaya Bachchan's samples will be tested again to overrule any negative reporting, the minister informed.

"Smt. Aishwarya Rai Bacchan & Daughter Aaradhya Abhishek Bacchan have also been detected positive for Covid19. Smt. Jaya Bachhan ji is tested negative for covid19. We wish the Bacchan Family to get well soon with a speedy recovery," Tope's tweet read.

The Bachchan family had undergone coronavirus tests after Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for the virus on Saturday. The veteran actor and his son confirmed in separate tweets that they have been hospitalised with the novel coronavirus infection.

Aishwarya Rai, Aaradhya Bachchan test positive for COVID-19

While Amitabh and Abhishek were admitted to the hospital after showing symptoms, Aishwarya and Aaradhya are asymptomatic.

Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya Bachchan will be quarantined at home, Abhishek informed by way of a tweet.

Aishwarya Rai, Aaradhya Bachchan test positive for COVID-19

Following the development, the entire Bachchan family and staff have been moved into isolation.

The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, where the Bachchan family conduct their tests, said Amitabh Bachchan was "stable with mild symptoms". The 77-year-old veteran actor has been kept at the hospital's isolation unit.

Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan are "feeling better" as they get treated for coronavirus at Nanavati Hospital, Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, director of Critical Care Services at the hospital, said on Sunday. "Both Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek are comfortable and feeling better. General blood chemistries are acceptable with stable vitals. Both slept well and had their breakfasts. They are stable," Ansari told news agency PTI.

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Abhishek Bachchan with Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya. PTI/File photo

As Maharashtra completed 116 days after it recorded the first coronavirus death, the state crossed 10,000 deaths with an addition of 223 deaths on Saturday. The death toll now stands at 10,116. Besides this, the overall count also bypassed all previous records with 8,139 new cases yesterday. The state recorded 71,836 cases in only 11 days of July.

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