Amitabh Bachchan Tests COVID-19 Negative, Discharged from Hospital

Amitabh Bachchan Tests COVID-19 Negative, Discharged from Hospital

Bollywood's Big B Amitabh Bachchan who was tested positive for COVID-19 has been discharged from Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai after he tested negative of the virus 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 soon after that he had tested positive as well and was also in the same hospital. Sharing the latest update about Big B's health, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted: "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." Abhishek's wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also tested positive and was isolated at home, he later revealed. Aishwarya was moved to hospital a week later and discharged on July 27. Amitabh Bachchan's wife Jaya Bachchan tested negative.

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

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