Amitabh Bachchan, who tested positive for COVID-19, discharged from hospital

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Amitabh Bachchan shared this photo. (Image courtesy: srbachchan)

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  • Big B announced on July 11 that he had tested positive for COVID-19
  • He was admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai
  • Son Abhishek still admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment

Actor Amitabh Bachchan was released from Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, where he was being treated for COVID-19, after a 23-day stay on Sunday. The 77-year-old actor announced on July 11 that he had tested positive for the virus and was in hospital – his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, announced shortly after that he had also tested positive and was also in the same hospital. Sharing an update on Big B’s health, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted: “My dad luckily tested negative on his last COVID-19 test and was discharged from the hospital. He will now be home. and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him. “In a separate tweet, Abhishek said he had tested positive for the virus again and he will stay in the hospital: “Unfortunately, due to some comorbidities, I remain positive for COVID-19 and stay in the hospital. Once again, thank you all for your continued wishes and prayers for my family. Very humble and in debt. overcome that and come back healthier! Promise. “

Abhishek’s wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has also tested positive and has been isolated at home, the actor revealed on July 12. Aishwarya was transferred to hospital a week later and released on July 27. Amitabh Bachchan’s wife Jaya Bachchan has tested negative.

Read Abhishek Bachchan’s latest tweets here:

Nanavati hospital authorities said the day after Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan were admitted that they had only mild symptoms and were in isolation. Jalsa, the family home in Mumbai, was cordoned off by the Brihanmumbai Corporation or BMC, as were the other three bungalows owned by the Bachchans. 30 property staff were being tested for COVID-19. Jalsa was unsealed on July 26.

Amitabh Bachchan, a prolific social media user, kept his online activity going while in hospital. He shared appreciation posts for medical staff and wrote blog posts on mental health. Two weeks, Big B logged into his Twitter account to deny testing negative for the virus after reports citing hospital sources. “This news is incorrect, irresponsible, false and an incorrigible lie,” he tweeted.

The coronavirus has hit several households in Bollywood, with staff members working for Aamir Khan, Karan Johar and Boney Kapoor testing positive. Rekha’s bungalow sealed after her security staff caught the virus. Several television actors have also tested positive.

Amitabh Bachchan, affectionately known as Big B, is the star of beloved films such as Sholay, Deewar and Amar Akbar Anthony. He was last seen in Gulabo Sitabo, which was the first major Bollywood production to air on an OTT platform instead of hitting theaters.

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