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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan discharged from hospital after recovering from coronavirus

August 2, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Amitabh Bachchan, one of India's most famous film stars, says he has tested negative for Covid-19 and been discharged from hospital.

(CNN)Amitabh Bachchan, one of India's most famous film stars, says he has tested negative for Covid-19 and been discharged from hospital.

The 77-year-old Bollywood actor spent around three weeks in hospital after testing positive last month.

But he told fans on Sunday: "I have tested COVID negative, have been discharged.

Bachchan was one of the most high-profile figures to test positive amid India's coronavirus outbreak.

He tweeted: "The excellent care and nursing at Nanavati (hospital) made it possible for me to see this day. "

Bachchan' son, Abhishek Bachchan, also tested positive for the virus last month, and his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aradhya were confirmed to have the virus the next day.

While the other three are back home, Abhishek is still in Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital.

He tweeted: "I, unfortunately, due to some comorbidities remain Covid-19 positive and remain in hospital.

The stars make up the first family of Bollywood, but have fallen victim to a severe outbreak that has swept through India.

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