cVeteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted on July 11 that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He was admitted in the isolation unit at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai. His son, actor Abhishek Bachchan was admitted the next day.
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 !
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. 🙏🏽
Further, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) website which regulates corporate affairs in India through the Companies Act, 1956, 2013 and other allied Acts, Bills and Rules clearly shows that Bachchan is not a director with the Radiant Life Care Private Limited.
Below is a screenshot from the website:
What is the Director Identification Number (DIN)?
It is a unique Identification Number allotted to an individual who is an existing director of a company or intends to be appointed as the director of a company pursuant to section 266A & 266B of the Companies Act, 1956 (as amended vide Act No 23 of 2006).
Claim 2: Amitabh Bachchan is asymptomatic.
The messages also claim that Amitabh Bachchan is asymptomatic and therefore should have stayed at home.
According to sources, at the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Bachchan continues to show Mild symptoms and is admitted in the isolation ward.
The 'Revised guidelines for Home Isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic/asymptomatic COVID-19 case' issued on July 2 by the Health Ministry says that 'Elderly patients aged more than 60 years and those with co-morbid conditions such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart disease, Chronic lung/liver/ kidney disease, Cerebro-vascular disease etc shall only be allowed home isolation after proper evaluation by the treating medical officer.
Sources have said that Bachchan has been hospitalised under medical advice.
Claim 3: Amitabh Bachchan in a video praised Nanavati hospital
The two-minute video clip that has gone viral does not show Bachchan praising Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital staff and it dates back to April and has no connection to his recent hospitalisation there.
In fact, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital clarified on Twitter that on April 2020 Amitabh Bachchan had donated PPE kits when Nanavati Hospital had created a dedicated COVID-19 facility. In light of that Bachchan had sent a message of encouragement to the team at the hospital.
On July 14, hospital sources said that Amitabh Bachchan and his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, are "responding well" to the treatment.
"Both are stable and are responding well to the treatment. They will have to be in the hospital for at least seven days," the hospital insider told PTI.
Bachchan's daughter-in-law, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 46, and eight-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan had also tested positive for COVID-19. They are "self-quarantining at home".
Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful.The rest of the family including my Mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers 🙏🏽
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