Amitabh Bachchan 'stable' after testing positive for COVID-19

He was admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday evening

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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, who was admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday evening after he tested COVID-19 positive, is in isolation with "stable with mild symptoms", according to NDTV. The actor had taken to Twitter to say he tested positive for COVID-19. He said his family members and staff have undergone tests and results are awaited. “T3590 -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,” the actor tweeted.

The actor was last seen in Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. Reacting to the news, actor Rajkummar Rao tweeted: “Prayers sir !! Sending you lots of love and strength.”

His son Abhishek has also tested positive for the virus. Security has also been stepped up outside the actor's two bungalows in Juhu area. After the Bachchans on Saturday said they tested positive for coronavirus and were admitted to hospital, some people tried to gather outside the medical facility located in Vile Parle (West), but they were asked to leave and not allowed to stand on the road, a police official said.

"We have beefed up security to avoid assembling of people outside the hospital. Other COVID-19 patients are also in the hospital, they should not face inconvenience. Our officers are outside the hospital and not allowing anyone to assemble," Santacruz police station's senior inspector Shriram Koregaonkar said.

Additional security has also been deployed outside the actor's bungalows where people may assemble.

-Inputs from PTI