THE TIMES OF INDIA (August 7, 2017)

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and his wife, Kiran Rao, are down with H1N1 influenza and undergoing treatment at home.

“Kiran and I would be home quarantined for the next one week. We have got swine flu, which is highly infectious. It also spreads very fast. We are going to stay indoors so that we don't spread the infection to others,“ the Lagaan actor said on Sunday while addressing the audience of a Pune event through video conferencing from his Mumbai residence. The 52-year-old actor and Kiran were scheduled to attend the event, organised by their NGO Paani Foundation.

The actor's spokesperson said both have been taking medicines at home and are recovering. H1N1 influenza that has been circulating since the beginning of the year peaked in July. Out of the 366 casualties that have been recorded in the state since January, 103 were in July alone. Seven deaths were reported from the city - including that of a 70-year-old woman and a 33-year-old Sewri resident. Around 413 confirmed cases were recorded in the city.

Public health experts lauded Aamir for quarantining himself to cut the chain of transmission. “Home isolation is the single most effective way to contain the spread of any infectious disease. It is important that one stays home till complete recovery,“ said a BMC official pointing out that most continue to travel in trains and buses and spread the infection through droplets.
Sanyukta Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 7, 2017)

Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao, who were to attend a prize distribution ceremony in Pune on Sunday, being hosted by the actor's social venture, Paani Foundation, had to give the event a miss. The couple was suffering from high fever all of last week and was diagnosed with swine flu on Saturday.

“Aamir and Kiran could not attend the event in person but they interacted with the live audience via video conference. Aamir expressed regret for not being able to make it to an event that he had been working on for a year. He confirmed that he was under house arrest after contracting the H1N1 virus,“ the actor's spokesperson told Mirror. Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis and actor Shah Rukh Khan helmed the ceremony in Aamir's absence.

Aamir and Kiran are presently being treated at their Khar home. Their five-year-old-son, Azad, will be staying with his grandmother, in the couple's second apartment in the same building, for the next 10 days.
MID-DAY (August 7, 2017)

Aamir Khan had to step back from attending an event in Pune on Sunday, given that both, he and wife Kiran Rao were diagnosed with swine flu.

The actor, however, did not leave organisers and fans disappointed as he summoned buddy Shah Rukh Khan to take his place instead. Talking to the audience via Skype at the Paani Foundation Water Cup event, Aamir said, “After working so hard for a year, when the time came for us to celebrate, this illness, which spreads rapidly, has forced us to stay at home for a week... today is Friendship Day, so, I asked Shah Rukh Khan to attend the programme in my absence.”

Around 500 cases of swine flu have been reported in Mumbai, 25 among which have led to death. However, BMC officials haven’t received an official statement about the health condition of the actor and his director-wife. A senior BMC official from the health department says, “So far, we haven’t received any official information about the Bollywood couple. We will inquire about it on Monday.”