<h4>Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek, who are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus in a hospital in the western city of Mumbai, are \u201cresponding well\u201d to the treatment, hospital sources said on Tuesday.<\/h4>\r\n\u201cBoth are stable and are responding well to the treatment. They will stay in the hospital for at least seven days,\u201d a source from the hospital revealed in a press statement.\r\n\r\nBollywood fans are holding special prayers for Amitabh, who starred in over 200 films in a career spanning five decades, Bachchan is one of the world's most prolific film stars.\r\n\r\n[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"]<img src="https:\/\/images.indianexpress.com\/2020\/07\/amitabh-abhishek-blog-1200.jpg" alt="Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan" \/> Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAmitabh, 77, and Abhishek, 44, <a href="https:\/\/twitter.com\/SrBachchan\/status\/1282002456063295490?s=20" target="_blank">revealed<\/a> their diagnosis on <a href="https:\/\/twitter.com\/juniorbachchan\/status\/1282018653215395840?s=20" target="_blank">Twitter<\/a> on July 11, adding that they were in the isolation ward of Nanavati Hospital.\r\n\r\nLater on, Abhishek announced on the platform that his wife, Bollywood beloved actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and daughter, Aaradhya, have also been infected with the coronavirus.\r\n\r\nHe revealed that the rest of the family including his mother have tested negative.\r\n\r\n\u201cAishwarya 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 \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffd\u201d he tweeted on Sunday.\r\n\r\nPost the actors\u2019 diagnosis, 26 staff members working at their bungalows were also tested for the virus.\r\n\r\nOn Monday, Vishwas Mote, assistant municipal commissioner, K West ward, announced that the test results were negative.\r\n\r\n[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1920"]<img src="https:\/\/i1.wp.com\/assets.gqindia.com\/photos\/5ed748e098d0e0c90b509272\/master\/w_1920,c_limit\/44.jpg?ssl=1" alt="Amitabh Bachchan family" \/> Amitabh Bachchan family[\/caption]\r\n\r\nIt is worth mentioning that the novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, and has infected more than one million people and killed over 234,139 worldwide. It also hit several celebrities and top political figures around the world.\r\n<div id="videoad">The virus is a new member of the Coronaviruses group, which was never identified in humans. The viruses\u2019 family also includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), which cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.<\/div>\r\nCoronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Humans and animals such as mammals and birds can be affected by the disease.\r\n\r\nThe name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning \u201ccrown\u201d or \u201chalo\u201d.\r\n\r\nOn February 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19, taken from the words \u201ccorona\u201d, \u201cvirus\u201d and \u201cdisease\u201d.\r\n\r\n<img class="alignnone" src="https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/en.as.com\/en\/imagenes\/2020\/05\/20\/other_sports\/1589929657_973988_1589929829_noticia_normal_recorte1.jpg?ssl=1" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\nIn December 2019, an outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of coronavirus, which was given the interim name 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO), it was later renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.\r\n\r\nOn March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/who-declares-novel-coronavirus-global-pandemic\/" target="_blank">global pandemic<\/a> as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.\r\n\r\nTransmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person\u2019s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.\r\n<div class="jeg_ad jeg_ad_article jnews_content_inline_ads">\r\n<div class="ads-wrapper align-center">\r\n<div class="ads_code">Coronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.<\/div>\r\n<\/div>\r\n<\/div>\r\nIt is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.\r\n\r\nThe virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.\r\n\r\nPeople across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.