Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and has been taken to a hospital. Test results of his family and staff are awaited, the 77-year-old tweeted.

“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 !t,” he wrote.

Amitabh Bachchan lives in Mumbai, which has been one of the worst hit cities by the deadly respiratory disease in India, recording 91,745 cases and 5,244 deaths so far, second only to Delhi.

The legendary actor is at the Respiratory Isolation Unit at the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. Doctors told NDTV he is responding well to treatment.

Mr Bachchan’s announcement prompted a wave of wishes from people wishing him a quick recovery.

“Take care sir. Love you. Awaiting your tweet when you say you’re fine & going back home,” director Kunal Kohli wrote.

“Wishing you speedy recoveries sir!! You l be absolutely fine!!!,” wrote actor Divya Dutta.

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