Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya leave Mumbai hospital after recovering from Covid-19
Her husband, Abhishek Bachchan, and his father, Amitabh Bachchan, remain in hospital
Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her eight-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, have left hospital after recovering from Covid-19.
The news was revealed by her husband Abhishek Bachchan in a tweet on Monday, ten days after the pair were first admitted to hospital in Mumbai. Abhishek and his father, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, remain in hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.
“Aishwarya and Aaradhya have thankfully tested negative and have been discharged from the hospital. They will now be at home. My father and I remain in hospital under the care of the medical staff,” he said.
On Sunday, July 12, it was announced that Aishwarya and Aaradhya had tested positive for Covid-19. At the time, it was reported they were asymptomatic and quarantining at home. However, the following week, the two were transferred to hospital after complaining of "breathlessness", local media reported.
During their stay in hospital, fans were assured the pair were fine and their symptoms were mild.
Last week, Amitabh Bachchan denied reports that he had tested negative for the coronavirus.
Drawing attention to one clip claiming he had recovered, the Bollywood legend retweeted the Times Now video on Thursday, July 23, writing: "This news is incorrect, irresponsible, fake and an incorrigible lie!"
He has been communicating with fans via social media during his stay in hospital, regularly sharing poems to thank people for their well wishes.
The family members are among the most high-profile people in India to have tested positive for Covid-19. The state of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital, has more than 366,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with more than 1,200 new patients being reported each day.
Nationally, the country of 1.3 billion people has reported more than 32,000 deaths.
Updated: July 27, 2020 05:57 PM