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Coronavirus update: 26 members of Amitabh Bachchan’s staff test negative for COVID-19

The veteran actor, his son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai and granddaughter Aaradhya all tested positive for the novel coronavirus over the weekend.

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After four members of the Bachchan family tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, the family’s staff were tested yesterday as well. The results have come in and 26 staff members have tested negative for COVID-19.

The staff members will quarantine themselves for two weeks as a precautionary measure, according to a report by the Zee News television channel. Fifty-four people who had come in contact with the family were traced.

The Mumbai municipal corporation arrived at the four bungalows owned by the Bachchans, Jalsa, Janak, Prateeksha and Vatsa, for sanitization. They have now been sealed and declared containment zones.

Yesterday, Abhishek’s wife, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their daughter Aaradhya also tested positive. They have been quarantined at home. Amitabh’s wife Jaya tested negative.

The veteran actor took to Twitter yesterday to thank the thousands of well-wishers, colleagues and fans who responded to his announcement on 11 July.

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