Amitabh Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital

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Mumbai : Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from Nanavati Hospital after testing negative for COVID-19. After staying for 23 days, the 77-year-old actor was sent back home.

It was on July 11 he had announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus and was in hospital – and his son, Abhishek Bachchan was also admitted to the same hospital.

Sharing an update about Big B's health, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, "My father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest COVID-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him." 

While in a separate tweet, Abhishek shared that he will remain in the hospital, "I, unfortunately, due to some comorbidities remain COVID-19 positive and remain in hospital. Again, thank you all for your continued wishes and prayers for my family. Very humbled and indebted. I'll beat this and come back healthier! Promise."

Earlier, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aradhya Bachchan also tested positive and was isolated at home, the actor revealed on July 12. Aishwarya and daughter were moved to hospital a week later and discharged on July 27.

Last week, Amitabh Bachchan thanked the frontline warriors fighting the pandemic and penned a blog on Instagram.

He wrote, "They relentlessly, selflessly dedicate their time and energy and care as warriors that battle against the CoViD to bring relief and abandonment from the dreaded virus for their patients, also bring prayer to the Almighty forces with folded hands for relief. Here where I lie in treatment under them at Nanavati Hospital they share with me their prayers that they recite each day."