By CGTN Africa

Top Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan announced on Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Considered one of Bollywood’s most iconic actors of all time, Bachchan urged anyone who may have come into contact with him recently to go for tests to determine their status.

“I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited,” he wrote on Twitter.

The 77-year-old has enjoyed a lengthy and stellar career which has seen him appear in more than 180 films in over five decades.

India is one of the world’s worst affected countries by the COVID-19 pandemic, having reported 820,916 infections and 22,123 deaths as of Saturday afternoon.

The global number of infections rose beyond 12.5 million as the death toll topped the 561,000 mark on Saturday.