3 Aug – Less than a month since he was hospitalised after contracting COVID-19, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has now been discharged and will continue his solitary confinement at home.
"This morning I have tested CoVid negative and have been discharged fom Hospital. I am back home. I will have to be in solitary quarantine in my room," the actor posted on his Facebook following his discharge.
"The grace of the Almighty, the blessings of Ma Babuji, the prayers and duas of near and dear and friends and fans & EF .. and the excellent care and nursing at Nanavati has made it possible for me to see this day. With folded hands I express my gratitude"
His son, fellow actor Abhishek, also tweeted, "My father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest Covid-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him."
Both father and son were hospitalised last 11 July after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Abhishek's wife, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their daughter Aaradhya were also admitted into the hospital a few days after the father and son duo. But both mother and daughter later tested negative and were allowed to return home on 27 July.
Abhishek is the only member of the Bachchan family who remains in the hospital.
(Photo source: Amitabh Bachchan's Facebook)