Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been discharged from Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital, where she was being treated for COVID-19, after a 10-day stay. Her husband Abhishek said in a tweet that Aishwarya and their eight-year-old daughter had tested negative and been sent home; he and his father Amitabh Bachchan were still in hospital. “Thank you all for your continued prayers and good wishes. Indebted forever. Aishwarya and Aaradhya have thankfully tested negative and have been discharged from the hospital. They will now be at home. My father and I remain in hospital under the care of the medical staff,” Abhishek Bachchan tweeted.
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The Bacchan family tested Covid positive earlier this month
Big B and Abhishek were hospitalised on July 11. The father-son duo had opened up about their COVID-19 diagnosis via social media. First, Big B revealed that he has been found coronavirus positive and minutes later, Abhishek too said he has contracted the infection.
Aishwarya and Aaradhya’s final reports came on July 12. They were then advised to quarantine themselves at home. However, a week later, both of them were shifted to the hospital.
Meanwhile, after their coronavirus tests, Jalsa was also declared a containment zone.
Jalsa, the family residence in Mumbai, was sealed off by the Brihanmumbai Corporation or BMC, as were the other three bungalows owned by the Bachchans. 30 members of staff at the properties were being tested for COVID-19. Jalsa was unsealed on July 26
The coronavirus has hit several households in Bollywood, with members of staff working for Aamir Khan, Karan Johar and Boney Kapoor testing positive. Rekha’s bungalow was sealed after her security staff caught the virus. Several television actors have also tested positive.
However, over the weekend, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) removed the poster that declared Jalsa as a COVID-19 containment zone.
Bachchan family is undergoing recovery phase
A day after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was moved to hospital, sources told news agency PTI that she had had a cough but was better. The Bachchans were “responding well to treatment,” said the hospital source.
On July 12, Abhishek Bachchan confirmed in a tweet that his wife and eight-year-old daughter had both tested positive for the coronavirus. His announcement ended a brief period of confusion after Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope posted and then deleted a tweet revealing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s COVID-19 diagnosis. Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and her kids Navya Naveli and Agastya were tested negative for the virus.
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya, who were hospitalised due to coronavirus, returned home on Monday afternoon. A video of their car entering the Bachchans’ Jalsa residence in Mumbai has been shared on social media. Aishwarya and Aaradhya were admitted to Nanavati Hospital along with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, who also tested positive for coronavirus.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a former Miss World, is the star of films such as Taal, Jodhaa Akbar, Devdas, Chokher Bali, Kandukondain Kandukondain and Dhoom 2. Her international film credits include The Pink Panther 2, Bride And Prejudice and Provoked. Aishwarya and Abhishek have starred in several films together, including Umrao Jaan, on the sets of which they fell in love. They married soon after the release of their 2007 film Guru.
Aishwarya returned to acting after an extended maternity leave with 2015 release Jazbaa, following it up with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Sarbjit and 2018’s Fanney Khan.
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