After Amitabh Bachchan, now Anupam Kher’s family members test COVID-positive
Kher said his mother is displaying mild symptoms of the virus and has been admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital, while other family members are quarantining at home.
While the nation prays for the speedy recovery of Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan,, family members of senior actor Anupam Kher have tested positive for the virus.
Anupam Kher, in a social media post, shared that his mother Dulari, brother Raju, sister-in-law Rima and niece Vrinda had tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor said his and nephew Pranit's tests were negative.
This is to inform all that my mother Dulari is found Covid + (Mildly). We have admitted her into Kokilaben Hospital. My brother, bhabhi & niece inspite of being careful have also tested mildly positive.I got myself tested as well & I have tested negative. @mybmc is informed.!???? pic.twitter.com/EpjDIALft2— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 12, 2020
Kher said his mother is displaying mild symptoms of the virus and has been admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital, while other family members are quarantining at home. He also shared that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had been informed of his family's diagnosis so their house can be fumigated and sanitised.
In the video, Kher said his mother experienced loss of appetite for a few days, following which they visited the doctor who recommended routine tests. One of the tests indicated that she might be COVID-positive, which was then confirmed by a COVID test.
Yesterday, Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek were hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19. On Sunday their residence Jalsa was sealed off and declared a containment zone by the BMC.
Kher extended his best wishes to Bachchan saying he was confident that Amitabh would win the fight against coronavirus just as he had faced life's challenges with strength and courage.
Actress Rekha's bungalow in Bandra was sealed by the BMC after her staff tested positive for the virus.
India on Sunday reports a rise of 28,638 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 8,49,553. The reported active COVID-19 cases in India stand at 2,92,258, according to the Union Health Ministry. As many as 5,34,620 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far, the health ministry has said in its latest update.