Today, Amitabh Bachchan has taken to Twitter to tell his fans that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been shifted to the hospital for further treatment.
His family and all his staff have undergone tests. The results for the tests are awaited. He has appealed to those people who have been in his proximity in the last 10 days to get themselves tested for the novel coronavirus.
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 Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 11, 2020
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 !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
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COVID-19 being an airborne disease is yet to be confirmed. Several questions have been raised regarding the routes of transmission for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. As argued by the experts, the existing evidence is crucial enough to warrant engineering controls targeting airborne transmission. It can be taken as a part of a comprehensive strategy to restrict the further spreading of infection risk especially indoors. However, doctors and scientists are uncovering about COVID-19, and information regarding this new virus is being revised consequently.