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Amitabh Bachchan Tests Positive for COVID-19, Admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted in the Respiratory Isolation Unit of Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.

He says all required authorities, family members and staff have been informed of this and are all being tested.

Reacting to the news, actor Rajkummar Rao tweeted: "Prayers sir!"

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Amitabh also urged all those who have been in close proximity with him in the last 10 days to get themselves tested. The two actors, who live with their celebrity wives Jaya and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, were recently diagnosed with COVID-19.

He, and Abhishek, 44, have been taken to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.

Abhishek too announced his Covid-positive status via a tweet. "I request all to stay calm and not panic", he added.

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Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most admired stars in Bollywood, having appeared in some 200 films during his impressive 50-year-long career.

Actors and other Bollywood colleagues have tweeted their wishes for his quick recovery.

"Sending you tons of love and best wishes. please take care. you ll be okay very soon!", wrote Neha Dhupia. Today, Big B shared on his Twitter page that he has tested positive. His films still open to packed cinemas across India, but his new movie - comedy-drama "Gulabo Sitabo" - was released on Amazon's streaming service due to the coronavirus restrictions.

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He embraced social media, engaging with fans using Twitter and Tumblr and served as host of "Kaun Banega Crorepati", India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire".

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