Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan have tested positive for the coronavirus, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said on Sunday (July 12).

Earlier in the day, there were reports saying that the mother-daughter duo tested negative in their swab reports.

“Smt.Aishwarya Rai Bacchan & Daughter Aaradhya Abhishek Bacchan have also been detected positive for Covid19. Smt. Jaya Bachhan ji is tested negative for covid19. We wish the Bacchan Family to get well soon with a speedy recovery (sic), the minister tweeted on Sunday afternoon.

But later it was proved that the earlier reports were false.

In the morning, came in that Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan are "feeling better" as they were treated for the coronavirus at Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai.

On Saturday, the father-son duo posted on Twitter that they had tested positive for COVID-19 and were in the hospital's isolation ward.

"I have tested COVID positive. Shifted to hospital. Hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited," Amitabh, 77, tweeted.

Soon after his father's tweet, Abhishek, 44, wrote on Twitter that both of them had mild symptoms and requested everybody to be calm.

On Sunday, Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, director of Critical Care Services at the hospital, said both the actors are stable. In an interview with PTI, Ansari said, "Both Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek are comfortable and feeling better. General blood chemistries are acceptable with stable vitals. Both slept well and had their breakfasts. They are stable."

In his tweet on Saturday night, Abhishek said the family was in touch with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and were complying with the authorities.
On Sunday, a team from the civic body visited Bachchan's bungalows - Janak, Jalsa and Pratiksha for sanitisation and contact tracing.

"A team from BMC is present at Amitabh Bachchan's bungalows - Janak, Jalsa and Pratiksha for sanitising the bungalow and contact tracing," a BMC source told PTI.

(This is a developing story. More details are awaited).