Amitabh Bachchan is currently admitted in Nanavati hospital’s isolation ward after he and three of his family members tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. However, the 77-year-old didn’t abandon his daily routine of wishing members of his ‘extended family’ on their birthdays. Keeping up with the tradition, the Gulabo Sitabo actor wrote a short blog entry on Sunday night.
He wrote, “Birthday – EF – Manoj Kumar Ojha .. Taran Ghantasala.. Monday, July 13 .. birthday wishes to you both and the greetings and wishes .. for happiness ever.” Thanking his fans for their wishes, he added, “My dearest Ef .. your concern, your prayers and your wishes for Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya and me for a speedy recovery has filled me with unending gratitude .. I thank you all …”
Amitabh had shared the news of him testing positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday. He wrote, “This evening I have been tested CoviD positive and have been shifted to hospital .. family and staff have undergone tests .. results awaited .. hospital shall inform authorities .. all those that have come in close proximity to me in the last 10 days please get yourself tested.”
Abhishek Bachchan, his wife Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan have also tested positive for the virus. While Amitabh and Abhishek are admitted at the Nanavati hospital for mild symptoms, Aishwarya and Aaradhya are asymptomatic and are in quarantine at home. Abhishek assured that his mother, veteran actor Jaya Bachchan and the rest of his family have tested “negative” and also thanked everyone for their wishes and prayer.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed all four bungalows of the Bachchan family. Jalsa, Pratiksha, Janak, and Vatsa, all four bungalows have been sealed after sanitisation, and 30 staff members working at the premises have been tested for Covid-19. However, their results are awaited, said the BMC.