<h4>Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after recovering from coronavirus.<\/h4>\r\nAmitabh announced the news on <a href="https:\/\/twitter.com\/SrBachchan\/status\/1289889025474535425?s=20" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Twitter<\/a>, saying: "I have tested CoVid- have been discharged. I am back home in solitary quarantine.\u00a0 Grace of the Almighty, blessings of Ma Babuji, prayers & duas of near, dear, and friends' fans EF .. and the excellent care and nursing at Nanavati made it possible for me to see this day,".\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/SrBachchan\/status\/1289889025474535425?s=20\r\n\r\nThe 77-year-old Bollywood superstar was discharged after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the virus.\r\n\r\nThe elder Bachchan, who starred in over 200 films in a career spanning five decades, is one of the world\u2019s most prolific film stars. He is also a former politician and television host.\r\n\r\nThe Bachchans are often called Bollywood\u2019s first family. Amitabh Bachchan's wife, Jaya, is also an actress and a one-time member of Parliament.\r\n\r\n<img src="https:\/\/i2.wp.com\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/07\/Amitabh-Bachchan-and-son-Abhishek.jpeg?resize=750%2C375&ssl=1" alt="Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek" \/>\r\n\r\nMeanwhile, the actor's son, Abhishek Bachchan, who has also been infected by the virus, is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital receiving treatment for the coronavirus.\r\n\r\nAbhishek said in a <a href="https:\/\/twitter.com\/juniorbachchan\/status\/1289882915598295040?s=20" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tweet<\/a> that his father has tested negative and will rest at home. Both were hospitalized on July 11.\r\n\r\nHe added in a follow-up tweet that he will be remaining in hospital himself "due to some comorbidities".\r\n\r\n"I, Unfortunately due to some comorbidities remain Covid-19 positive and remain in hospital. Again, thank you all for your continued wishes and prayers for my family. Very humbled and indebted. \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffd I\u2019ll beat this and come back healthier! Promise. \ud83d\udcaa\ud83c\udffd," Abhishek wrote on Twitter.\r\n\r\nMoreover, Abhishek Bachchan\u2019s wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their 8-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, who both also infected with the virus, left the hospital last week after recovering.\r\n\r\n<img src="https:\/\/i1.wp.com\/assets.gqindia.com\/photos\/5ed748e098d0e0c90b509272\/master\/w_1920,c_limit\/44.jpg?ssl=1" alt="Amitabh Bachchan family" \/>\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\r\nThe 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.\r\n\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="aligncenter" src="https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/en.as.com\/en\/imagenes\/2020\/05\/20\/other_sports\/1589929657_973988_1589929829_noticia_normal_recorte1.jpg?ssl=1" \/>\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" rel="noopener noreferrer">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\r\nCoronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.\r\n\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.