AGENCIES, Lucknow: Bollywood’s singer Kanika Kapoor, who is popularly known for belting out songs like Baby Doll and Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday. At present, she is admitted at the King George’s Medical University hospital in Lucknow. Kanika has become the first Bollywood celebrity to have tested positive with COVID-19.
According to a report in India Today, the singer was in London and had returned to Lucknow on March 15. However, she was quite irresponsible in her behavior and hid her travel history. Kanika, who has sung Lovely and Kamlee for the film Happy New Year even, hosted a lavish party for her friends and family at a five-star hotel in Lucknow, which was apparently attended by politicians and top bureaucrats.
In an official statement, Kanika said, “For the past four 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 as well.”
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Hello everyone, 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, KK
Meanwhile, Kanika’s father Rajiv Kapoor told Aaj Tak that she attended three parties after arriving in Lucknow from London.