Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker, India Lockdown News Live Updates: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said all other Bachchan family members have tested negative in rapid antigen tests. Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek are undergoing treatment at Nanavati Hospital.
Coronavirus India News Live Updates: Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, announced in separate tweets Saturday that they have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai with “mild symptoms”. Both of them are undergoing treatment at Nanavati Hospital, with an official confirming that they had “facilitated their tests” and that the two are “stable”. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said all their other family members have tested negative in rapid antigen tests. The results of the RT-PCR tests are awaited, he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday lauded the efforts of the Centre, state and local authorities in containing the Covid-19 situation in Delhi and directed that similar approach be adopted by the other state governments in checking the pandemic in entire NCR. He made these remarks at a review meeting on coronavirus situation in the country, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.
India’s COVID-19 cases crossed the 8 lakh-mark with 27,114 cases and 519 deaths reported in the last 24 hours across the country. Now the total number of positive cases stand at 8,20,916 including 2,2123 fatalities, 2,83,407 active cases, and 5,15,386 recoveries, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India is the third worst-hit nation, behind only the United States and Brazil.