Aishwarya Rai Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus

17:10, Sunday, 12 July, 2020
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus

The Indian actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has tested positive for coronavirus, a day after her father-in-law and fellow actor, Amitabh Bachchan, and her husband, Abhishek, also both actors, were admitted to hospital for Covid-19.

Rajesh Tope, the health minister for Maharastra state, tweeted that Rai Bachchan and her eight-year-old daughter had tested positive. However, it is unclear whether the actor has been admitted to hospital, as her husband and father-in-law were on Saturday, with what they said were mild symptoms.

Hospital officials and government health authorities said on Sunday that both men were in stable condition.

Rai Bachchan, 46, has worked on several Bollywood and Hollywood films and is a brand ambassador for several multinational companies.

On Sunday, India registered a record increase in coronavirus cases, taking its total number to nearly 850,000 and forcing authorities to reimpose partial lockdown in some densely populated areas of the country.

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