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    Big B and Abhishek Bachchan suffering from mild cough and fever, but are stable


    Mumbai Police has beefed up security outside Nanavati Hospital and Bachchan's home 'Jalsa' & 'Prateeksha'.

    The other family members and staff have undergone tests for the coronavirus, and results are awaited.
    NEW DELHI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actor-son Abhishek Bachchan, reportedly, are in a 'stable' condition with 'mild symptoms' after they was admitted in the isolation unit at Mumbai's Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital for testing positive for coronavirus.

    On Saturday night, the Bachchans revealed that they had tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai. Both took the antigen test and had mild symptoms.

    Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope took to Twitter to share a health update about the Bachchans. He said that the father-son duo have mild cough and fever, but are stable. Further reports are expected on Monday.

    The other family members and staff have undergone tests for the virus, and results are awaited. In the one-minute-26-second-long video, Tope said the entire Bachchan clan, including Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, underwent RTPCR swab test for COVID-19, and the reports are awaited.

    On Sunday, Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, director of Critical Care Services at Nanavati Hospital also confirmed that both the actors are "feeling better".

    "Both Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek are comfortable and feeling better. General blood chemistries are acceptable with stable vitals. Both slept well and had their breakfasts. They are stable," Ansari told PTI.

    On Sunday, a team from the civic body visited Bachchan's bungalows - Janak, Jalsa and Pratiksha for sanitisation and contact tracing.

    "A team from BMC is present at Amitabh Bachchan's bungalows - Janak, Jalsa and Pratiksha for sanitising the bungalow and contact tracing," a BMC source told PTI.

    Mumbai Police beefed up security outside the city hospital, according to a statement by officials to news agency PTI on Sunday. Security has also been stepped up outside the megastar's two bungalows - Prateeksha and Jalsa - in Juhu area.

    After the news about the Bachchans broke, some fans gathered outside the medical facility located in Vile Parle (West), but they were asked to leave and not allowed to stand on the road, a police official said.

    "We have beefed up security to avoid assembling of people outside the hospital. Other COVID-19 patients are also in the hospital, they should not face inconvenience. Our officers are outside the hospital and not allowing anyone to assemble," Santacruz police station's senior inspector Shriram Koregaonkar said.

    Taking to social media on Saturday night, the Big B urged everyone who came in close proximity to him in the last 10 days to get tested, and Jr Bachchan requested fans to be calm and not panic.

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    5 Comments on this Story

    Sumaya Naidu18 days ago
    I am flabbergasted by the Indian government's reaction to the Bachchan's being diagnosed positive. Firstly why were they hospitalised if they are displaying mild symptoms and why were their numerous homes desanitised by officials??? All at the Indian taxpayers expense??? This idolisation of Bollywood stars is a blight on your society. And what an incredible country you have. My thoughts are with all Indians fighting this devastating virus.
    Shilpy 22 days ago
    time to build another hospital. it is starting to affect the rich people.
    Amit Anand23 days ago
    India is one of those pseudo democratic countries in the world where democracy in its truest sense is of the rich and for the rich. It's a shame that the home minister of the state is running a update on the health of the celebrities. His government was not as active and prompt when thousands of commoners died of covid infection in Maharashtra
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