Amitabh took to Twitter on July 11 to announce his Covid-19 diagnosis joining the ranks of India’s coronavirus-stricken patients that topped 1 million this week.
Abhishek also used Twitter as a platform to announce his positive Covid-19 test result.
The father-son duo showed mild symptoms of the Covid-19 virus and appealed to their millions of fans to remain calm amid the family’s diagnosis.
On Sunday, an official at Nanavati and government health officials in Mumbai said both the father and son were in stable condition.
At the time, reports had awaited on the condition of Amitabh Bachchan's wife Jaya and Abhishek's wife Aishwarya, both also highly regarded actors.
Meanwhile, civic authorities launched a massive sanitizing drill at Bachchan's upscale residence in Mumbai, spraying disinfectant in the large compound and on cars parked there.
A Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan has been a prominent figure in the fight against the coronavirus by appearing in public service advertisements.
In the ads, he urges people to wear a mask, wash hands frequently, and maintain social distance in his trademark baritone.
India's film industry recently resumed film shoots after a months-long hiatus following the imposition of a nationwide lockdown in late March.
But actors over 65, such as Amitabh, are banned from the sets because of their vulnerability to the virus.
Coronavirus cases have been rising steadily in India. The disease has infected over 820,000 people and killed over 22,000 in the country, according to a Reuters tally.
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