Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Her 8-Year-Old Daughter Test Positive for Coronavirus

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her 8-year-old daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, have tested positive for coronavirus. The actress' husband Abhishek Bachchan announced the news via Twitter

By Elyse Dupre Jul 13, 2020 1:41 PMTags
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 46-year-old actress' husband, Abhishek Bachchan, confirmed the news via Twitter on Sunday. He announced that their 8-year-old daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, tested positive for COVID-19, as well.

"Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive," the 44-year-old actor tweeted. "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."

Abhishek also shared that he and his father, Amitabh Bachchan, are still in the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus over the weekend.

"My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise," he continued. "Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!"

Abhishek announced he and his dad tested positive for COVID-19 on July 11.

"Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19," he tweeted at the time. "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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He then wrote, "The BMC has been in touch and we are complying with them."

After hearing the recent news, several fans and fellow celebrities sent the Bollywood stars words of support.

"Strength and prayers for a speedy recovery," Rahul Dev tweeted.

"Wish u all a speedy recovery!" Tanishaa Mukerji added.

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Aishwarya—who won Miss World in 1994 and went on to appear in a number of films, including Devdas, Bride & Prejudice and The Pink Panther 2—has yet to publicly comment on the news.

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