AGENCIES, New Delhi: After singer Kanika Kapoor shared on social media that she had tested positive for coronavirus, a dinner she attended in Lucknow has caused huge concerns. Politicians like the BJP’s Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh, an MP, who also attended the dinner, have gone into self-quarantine. The two have been tested negative for coronavirus.
“While in Lucknow, I attended a dinner with my son Dushyant and his in-laws. Kanika, who has unfortunately tested positive for #Covid19 was also a guest. As a matter of abundant caution, my son and I have immediately self-quarantined and we’re taking all necessary precautions,” tweeted Vasundhara Raje, former chief minister of Rajasthan.
While in Lucknow, I attended a dinner with my son Dushyant & his in-laws. Kanika, who has unfortunately tested positive for #Covid19 was also a guest.
As a matter of abundant caution, my son & I have immediately self-quarantined and we’re taking all necessary precautions.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) March 20, 2020
Dushyant Singh also attended Parliament after the party, which drew an angry tweet from Trinamool Congress member Derek O’Brien, who has been calling for a Parliament shutdown over COVID 19. Derek has gone into self-quarantine.
“This government is putting us all at risk. The PM says self-isolate yourself but the Parliament is on. I was sitting next to Dushyant the other day for 2.5 hours. There are two more MPs who are in self-isolation. The session should be deferred,” said Derek.
Friday, March 20.
My statement on video.
— Citizen Derek | নাগরিক ডেরেক (@derekobrienmp) March 20, 2020
Meanwhile, Apna Dal MP Anupriya Patel and BJP MP Varun Gandhi, who were sitting near Dushyant during the parliamentary events, have also gone into self isolation.
Kanika Kapoor, 41, has denied media reports that she hosted the party, but she did attend the event that featured many prominent people in Lucknow, including ministers and bureaucrats. Some reports suggest as many as 200 people were present.
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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
Kanika Kapoor arrived in Mumbai from London on March 9 and two days later, went to Lucknow.