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Twitter slams media’s ‘updates’ on Amitabh Bachchan’s health, asks ‘is this journalism?’

Bollywood’s legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan was recently admitted to Nanavati Hospital after he confirmed that he has tested COVID-19 positive. “T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!” the actor had tweeted.

Following that, his son Abhishek Bachchan also revealed that he is COVID-19 positive, making everyone tensed. Things worsened when Abhishek tweeted sometime later that his wife, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and daughter Aaradhya had tested Covid-19 positive.

Soon, wishes for the Bachchans started pouring in from industry colleagues and their fans across the globe. Expectedly so, the news of Big B’s health was covered in the Indian media extensively. Albeit, Twitter users were not really happy with the apparent ‘Covid updates’ on his health that news organisations were providing in the times of other important updates of national interest.

Naturally, Twitteratis lashed out at the coverage and asked Indian media that ‘is this journalism?’ Check out the tweets here:

At a time when India is battling with Coronavirus pandemic and the mark has crossed 10 lakhs, do we really require minute-by-minute updates on his health? Well, the clear answer is NO.

Also, let’s not forget, Assam has been wrecked by devastating floods, Dalit farmers are being brutally beaten, and Indian economy has witnessed the worst slump. So during such tough times, Indian media should really focus on more important news than covering a celebrity’s health each second?

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