Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday denied news reports that he has tested negative for the coronavirus. Earlier this month, Bachchan, his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, actor daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan had tested positive for the contagion, and were hospitalised.

“This news is incorrect, irresponsible, fake and an incorrigible LIE!” Bachchan said in a tweet after a TV channel claimed that he has recovered from the virus.

The Bachchans are currently under treatment at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.

India on Thursday registered a record 45,720 new cases and 1,129 deaths. With this, the country’s tally reached 12,38,635 and toll stood at 29,861. But 7,82,606 people have recovered.

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