A day after veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek tested positive for COVID-19, latter’s wife and actor Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan and their daughter Aaradhya too have tested positive.
In a tweet on Sunday evening, Mr. Abhishek Bachchan said: “Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful. The rest of the family including my mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers.”
Updating the health status of his father and himself, he said: “My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!”
On Sunday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation declared all four bungalows of the Bachchan family — Jalsa, Pratiksha, Janak and Vatsa — as containment zones. Those were sanitised and all maids and employees tested for COVID-19. “A team of 30 civic workers was deployed for testing and sanitisation of four bungalows. It was completed on Sunday morning. Four bungalows namely, Jalsa, Pratiksha, Janak and Vatsa have been declared as containment zones,” said an official release from the BMC.
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The civic body added that as per the guidelines, the process of collecting data on people who had come in contact with the Bachchan family and testing them or directing them to go in to quarantine has begun. The staff will be quarantined at Jalsa.