Can you test negative even though you are infected like Aishwarya Rai?

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 46, and her daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, 8, have been tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday early evening, hours after the two were accounted for to have tested negative for the infection. Kishori Pednekar, Mumbai’s mayor was cited as saying that the star and her little girl had tested negative yet their positive results came within hours of that. 

According to the BMC, Aishwarya and Aaradhya’s were swabbed for the RT-PCR test on Saturday. Their positive reports came out on Sunday. This prompts one to ask why they had tested negative earlier yet being infected. Just like reverse transcription-polymerase chain response (RT-PCR), the antigen test identifies the presence of the molecular pathogens of coronavirus in individuals. In any case, not at all like RT-PCR which takes right around 8 hours to give results, the latter gives a report within 30 minutes. Nasal swab samples are used for antigen-based testing. As per convention, each positive report from the rapid antigen testing is treated as ‘genuine positive’, while negative examples are compulsorily re-tried by the RT-PCR process. 

Thus, when Aishwarya’s and Aaradhya’s test findings arrived negative on Saturday in the clinic ‘s rapid antigen tests, their samples were analyzed for the RT-PCR test. Their RT-PCR results obtained on Sunday were positive.

While Amitabh Bachchan and husband, Abhishek Bachchan are admitted at the Nanavati emergency clinic in the wake of some mellow symptoms cropping up, Jaya Bachchan has tested negative for the infection yet will be tried again to overrule any negative revealing. 

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All four bungalows of the Bachchan family have been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Jalsa, Pratiksha, Janak, and Vatsa, each of the four bungalows have been individually sanitized and sealed, and the 30 staff individuals working at the premises have been tried for COVID-19. In any case, their outcomes are slated to come out in a few days, said the BMC. 

In the meantime, assistant municipal commissioner of the K west-ward of BMC, Vishwas Mote stated,

“Every one of the four houses of the Bachchan family named Jalsa, Janak, Pratiksha and Vatsa have been sealed and announced to be containment zones. We are directing contact-tracing tests amongst all of the staff individuals, and till now 30 have been recognized as high hazard contacts.” 

Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya tested positive for the infection just a day after Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan were also found to be affected by the coronavirus. The news was shared on twitter by Maharashtra’s health minister, Rajesh Tope. 

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Tope tweeted on Sunday,

“Smt. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Daughter Aaradhya Abhishek Bacchan have additionally been identified positive for Covid19. Smt. Jaya Bachchan Ji is tested negative for covid19. We wish the Bacchan Family to get well soon with a speedy recovery.”

He later erased the tweet. 

Jaya Bachchan has been tested again to overrule any negative reporting yet the outcomes were still negative in consecutive tests.

“A total of 16 individuals from the family have been tested including the watchmen and servants. All the reports are expected to come tomorrow,” said Suresh Kakani, additional commissioner, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. “As Aishwarya and Aaradhya are both asymptomatic, BMC will take a written statement from them on the off chance that they want to take treatment at home. If their condition worsens, they will likewise be moved to a medical facility,” included Kakani. 

Aishwarya and Aaradhya had been tested using the rapid antigen method but since these tests are generally unreliable and not 100% accurate, their samples were taken for RT-PCR tests which were found to be positive.

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The rapid antigen detection test as well, like the RT-PCR test, tries to distinguish the infection as opposed to the antibodies delivered by the body. It has been affirmed by ICMR for use in regulation zones and medicinal services settings. The test is dependent on the measure of infection, or the amount of the virus, in a nasal swab. An antigen alludes to any poison or toxin in the body that triggers an immune reaction. Nasal swabs are gathered and tested for antigens, which are found in the SARS-CoV-2 infection. It is a point-of-care test that is performed outside the traditional research facility setting and is utilized to rapidly get a diagnostic outcome. For antigen tests, the maximum period for deciphering a positive or negative test is 30 minutes. ICMR has permitted the utilization of antigen detection packs created by the South Korean organization S D Biosensor, which has an assembling unit in Manesar. Each unit costs a total of Rs 450. States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh are conducting these tests. As indicated by convention, each positive report from the rapid antigen testing is treated as ‘genuine positive’, while negative examples are compulsorily re-tried by the RT-PCR process. 

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Amitabh announced he’s COVID positive on Twitter late Saturday, “I have tested COVID positive. Shifted to Hospital. Hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited,” Amitabh tweeted. “All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested.”

Abhishek had additionally tweeted, “Earlier today both my dad and I tried positive for COVID 19. The two of us are showing mild symptoms and have been admitted to the medical clinic. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you.”

Later on, Big B even shared a thank you message via social media after he was admitted with Abhishek in Mumbai’s Nanavati medical clinic for demonstrating mellow coronavirus symptoms. As the news of the Bachchan clan getting infected spread like wildfire, an outpouring of well-wishes and prayers for the family and the Bollywood screen icon was recorded, who has overwhelmed Bollywood for more than five decades. In Ujjain, a gathering of his fans offered prayers at the nearby temple and wished him and his family a speedy recovery.

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