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Mumbai, July 12, 2020
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was confirmed by Maharashtra Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Rajesh Tope.
"Smt. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Daughter Aaradhya Abhishek Bachchan have also been detected positive for Covid19. Smt. Jaya Bachchan ji is tested negative for covid19. We wish the Bacchan Family to get well soon with a speedy recovery," tweeted Tope on his official twitter handle, @rajeshtope11.
On Saturday, antigen tests conducted on Aishwarya, 46, daughter Aaradhya, 8, and Aishwarya's mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan had yielded negative results. However swab tests were awaited at that point.
Aishwarya's husband, actor Abhishek Bachchan, and his father, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, had already tweeted on Saturday evening to confirm that they had been infected with COVID-19. Both are admitted to Nanavati Hospital.
"T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff 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!" @SrBachchan wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
Soon after Bachchan's tweet, his son Abhishek Bachchan had tweeted to confirm that he too had tested Covid positive.
"Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for Covid-19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. 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," Abhishek, 44, had tweeted on his verified account, @juniorbachchan.
On Sunday morning, Abhishek also confirmed the news on Instagram, requesting people to stay calm and not panic.
According to Nanavati sources, both Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan are in stable condition.
Jaya Bachchan, wife of Amitabh Bachchan, who is also an actress as well as a Samajwadi Party member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, has tested COVID-19 negative.