Legendary Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from the hospital, 3 weeks after he was admitted with “mild” Coronavirus symptoms after which he tested positive for the deadly COVID19 disease.
More than 1.7 million people have now been infected in India, giving it the world’s highest toll behind the United States and Brazil, and more than 37,000 have died.
Bachchan’s actor-son Abishek, who was admitted at the same time, will remain in hospital, while his daughter-in-law, actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, and granddaughter Aaradhya were discharged last week.
They were the highest-profile family in India to contract the virus in a country that worships movie stars.
Amitabh Bachchan in his Instagram post revealed that he had been discharged, saying his he had tested negative after 3 weeks in quarantine;
“I am back home. I will have to be in solitary quarantine in my room,” Bachchan wrote on Instagram, saying he had tested negative.
He thanked his family, fans “and the excellent care and nursing” at the hospital, saying they “made it possible for me to see this day”.
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