After testing positive for Coronavirus, Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor shared her condition with fans on Instagram. However, the actress who was present at a high profile party in Lucknow earlier seems to have sparked a row over hiding her travel history. The singer seems to have visited several parties in Lucknow and has been booked by law for negligence. While talking to a media channel over the phone, Kanika explained that she had returned from London on the 9th of March and had been tested at the airport before being allowed to go. Meanwhile, one of the parties she attended at Lucknow was also attended by a BJP senior leader Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh. The two political leaders have moved into self-quarantine. Before the fact came into light, Dushyant had visited President Kovind as a part of a delegation of MPs from UP and Rajasthan. This has put several ministers and the Indian president also at risk.
Sharing her situation with her fans on Instagram, Kanika Kapoor wrote,
For the past 4 days I have had signs of flu, I got myself tested and it came positive for Covid-19.
My family and I are in complete quarantine now and following medical advice on how to move forward. Contact mapping of people I have been in touch with is underway aswell.
I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10days ago when I came back home, the symptoms have developed only 4 days ago.
At this stage I would like to urge you all to practice self isolation and get tested if you have the signs.
I am feeling ok, like a normal flu and a mild fever, however we need to be sensible citizens at this time and think of all around us.
We can get through this without panic only if we listen to the experts and our local, state and central government directives.
Wishing everyone good health.
Jai Hind !
Take care,Kanika Kapoor after testing positive for Covid-19 on Instagram.
Several Bollywood stars have released PSAs over the past several days advising their fans and followers not to panic and stay indoors to avoid getting infected. Akshay Kumar shared a PSA with his followers on Twitter advising his fans that they avoid parties and restaurants for a few weeks till everything is normal. Meanwhile, Rishi Kapoor, another Bollywood star took a dig on the situation comparing Kanika Kapoor with Rana Kapoor, the founder of troubled Yes Bank. He quoted that some Kapoors stars did not favor them and they were really being through bad times. He hinted that he was afraid none of the two Kapoors was innocent.
In another tweet, he said that even if the infection was not discovered at the airport, how did such an establishment as Taj Hotel not have the appropriate facilities to test her. They could have surely detected it.
Kanika who has moved into self-quarantine with her family which could have possibly been infected with Covid-19 found herself in an awkward situation and tried to explain to a media channel that she had not received full guidance from the authorities at the airport. Kanika is the first Bollywood celeb to have tested positive.