Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood star, and his son, Abhishek Bachchan, have tested positive for COVID-19.


The 77-year-old movie star and his son announced the development on their individual social media page pages on Saturday.

“I have tested COVID-19 positive .. shifted to the hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff have undergone tests, results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!” Bachchan wrote.

Minutes after the post, his 44-year-old son also announced his test result, noting relevant authorities have been contacted.


“Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID-19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital,” the actor’s son wrote.

“We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you.”

India is one of the countries worst-hit by the pandemic.

The country has 850, 358 confirmed cases of the novel disease while 22,687 deaths have been recorded as of Saturday, according to Worldometer.


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