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Bachchan bungalow Covid-19 spread: 54 screened; Contact Tracing, investigation details.

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has declared Bachchan bungalow Jalsa a containment zone.  While Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek are recovering in the isolation ward of Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, a total of 54 people have been screened by the authorities. Out of which, swab test was conducted on 28 people who were high risk contacts of the Bachchan family. Four from Bachchan family tested positive but most are asymptomatic. Since they are largely without any symptoms, they were advised home quarantine, however, their family doctor will decide whether there is any need of admission or not. This has been confirmed to news channels by the Assistant Municipal Commissioner. 

On Saturday evening the 77-year-old Amitabh Bachchan had tweeted to confirm he was Covid-19 positive.

"T 3590 -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!" @SrBachchan had tweeted.

Soon after Bachchan's tweet, Abhishek had tweeted to confirm that he too had tested Covid positive.

"Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for Covid-19. 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," Abhishek, 44, had tweeted on his verified account, @juniorbachchan.

The Bachchans are admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital. Their condition is said to be stable.

Thereafter, antigen test reports of other members of the family — Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan.

The Bachchan bungalows, Jalsa, Prateeksha and Janak, were being sanitised by BMC on Sunday morning.

Coronavirus spread in Bachchan bungalow investigation updates

According to our sources in BMC, one security guard of Jalsa and Amitabh Bachchan's secretary were the only two people who used to frequent the house. They stayed nearby the residence. Rest of Bachchan's staff lived inside the house. the family had taken full precaution to stay safe from the novel coronavirus. 

Abhishek Bachchan used to go out for dubbing. Next coronavirus test for Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek will be conducted in 7 to 10 days time.

Actor Abhishek Bachchan on Sunday evening posted on Twitter to give the health updates about his father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan and himself.  He also urged everyone to take all the recusations and be safe. The Breathe: Into The Shadows actor said "My father and I remain in hospital till the doctors decide otherwise. Everyone please remain cautious and safe. Please follow all rules!."

Talking about wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan testing positive for Covid-19, Abhishek Bachchan said, "Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. 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".

Earlier today, Abhishek Bachchan posted on Instagram to reiterate that his father Amitabh Bachchan and he have mild symptoms of Covid-19. He requested all "to stay calm and not panic".

"Yesterday, both my father and I tested positive for COVID-19. 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. The BMC has been in touch and we are complying with them. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you," wrote Abhishek on Instagram.

On Saturday evening the 77-year-old Amitabh Bachchan had tweeted to confirm he was Covid-19 positive.

"T 3590 -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!" @SrBachchan had tweeted.

Soon after Bachchan's tweet, Abhishek had tweeted to confirm that he too had tested Covid positive.

"Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for Covid-19. 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," Abhishek, 44, had tweeted on his verified account, @juniorbachchan.

The Bachchans are admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital. Their condition is said to be stable.

Thereafter, antigen test reports of other members of the family — Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan — had come out as negative. Swab test results are awaited.

The Bachchan bungalows, Jalsa, Prateeksha and Janak, were being sanitised by BMC on Sunday morning.

BMC, in a press release, announced that Amitabh Bachchan's house Jalsa has been declared  containment zone. Bachchan employees have been tested for Coronavirus infection, contact tracing is being done and people in direct contact have been screened. If required, more help will be given.

“All four bungalows - Jalsa, Pratiksha, Janak and Vatsa - of actor Amitabh Bachchan's family have been sealed after sanitization. 30 people working at the bungalows have been tested for COVID-19 & the results are awaited, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. 

Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan are “feeling better” as they get treated for coronavirus at Nanavati Hospital, Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, director of Critical Care Services at the hospital, said on Sunday. The father-son duo on Saturday posted on Twitter that they had tested positive for COVID-19 and are in the hospital’s isolation ward. “I have tested COVID positive. Shifted to hospital. Hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited,” Amitabh Bachchan, 77, tweeted.

Soon after his father’s tweet, Abhishek Bachchan, 44, wrote on social media that both of them had mild symptoms and requested everybody to be calm.

“Both Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek are comfortable and feeling better. General blood chemistries are acceptable with stable vitals. Both slept well and had their breakfasts. They are stable,” Ansari told PTI.

In his tweet on Saturday night, Abhishek Bachchan said the family was in touch with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and were complying with the authorities.

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