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Amitabh Bachchan dealing with ‘domestic Covid situations’ as staff member tests positive

Amitabh Bachchan, who recovered from COVID-19 during the first wave in 2020, wrote about dealing with 'some domestic Covid situaions', and said that he will return to social media momentarily.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 5, 2022 2:21:29 pm
amitabh bachchan on harivansh rai bachchanAmitabh Bachchan penned a note informing his fans about 'domestic Covid situations'. (Photo Amitabh Bachchan/Blog)

Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday said that he is taking some time off from social media to deal with ‘domestic Covid situations’. The actor didn’t provide any information beyond that. Amitabh and members of his family, including son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan, recovered from COVID-19 during the first wave in 2020.

Amid rising numbers of the Omicron variant–particularly in Mumbai and New Delhi–the actor took to his blog and wrote that he is ‘dealing with some domestic Covid situations’. He promised to ‘connect later’. However, a BMC official told PTI that a member of Amitabh’s staff, who works in one of his two bungalows, has tested positive.

The BMC official said that out of 31 staff members of both of the veteran star’s bungalows, Pratiksha and Jalsa, one tested positive during the routine COVID-19 tests. He further added that the positive staff is asymptomatic.

Routine COVID-19 tests of the staffers were conducted from Amitabh Bachchan’s team, the officer added. “The staff has been quarantined at CCC-2 (COVID Care Center-2) of the BMC,” he said.

In the comments section of his blog post, his fans offered support. “Take care please,” one member of his ‘EF’ (extended family) wrote. Another person commented, “My dear Amitji, So sorry to hear that…! There doesn’t seem to be an end to this pandemic. Scary situation. Please take care. Hope it’s nothing serious. My love and best wishes.”

It was in July 2020 that Amitabh revealed that he and Abhishek had tested positive for the coronavirus. They were moved to a hospital in Mumbai, where they spent several days. A week later, Aishwarya and Aaradhya also tested positive. While Amitabh was discharged some days later, Abhishek remained under observation for a month.

Commending his father’s positive attitude, Abhishek had told IANS about his experience, “It was not a nice experience for me because you know I had a family that was inflicted by this as well. If you are in a situation where you are under medical supervision, you are very powerless. The initial nights when I was in hospital, it was tough to sleep because I didn’t know really what awaited me on the other side.”

In recent days, several Bollywood personalities such as John Abraham, Rhea Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, and others have tested positive for the virus.

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