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Jaya Bachchan tests negative for coronavirus

Jaya Bachchan's husband Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus and are undergoing treatment at Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2020 7:38:23 pm
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Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan on Sunday said his mother and actor-politician Jaya Bachchan has tested negative for coronavirus. He added his wife Aishwarya Rai and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan, meanwhile, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Abhishek took to Twitter to share the news. He tweeted, “Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful.The rest of the family including my Mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers 🙏🏽”

The news comes a day after Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan confirmed that they have contracted COVID-19.

Amitabh, 77, had on Saturday tweeted, “I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests, results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!”

Abhishek has asked people to remain calm and not panic. He shared on social media, “Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you.”

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Jaya Bachchan has been away from acting for a while now. Her last film was R Balki’s Ki & Ka, in which she made a guest appearance along with Amitabh Bachchan.

Jaya is also a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party. She has been serving in the role since 2004.

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