AGENCIES, Lucknow: Singer Kanika Kapoor caused a furore after it was found out that she had attended a party with hundreds of guests, including former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, 67, and her son, BJP MP Dushyant Singh, 46, before the Bollywood singer tested positive for coronavirus which has now infected 341 people in India.
However, Mrs Raje and her son have tested negative for the novel coronavirus. And so did Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh, who also attended the party. According to King George Medical University in Lucknow, the 66-year-old minister, Jai Pratap Singh, has tested negative for the virus. He had gone into self-isolation after the test in Lucknow on Friday soon after the singer tested positive for coronavirus.
Former Rajasthan chief minister Mrs Raje and her son, Dushyant, took to their social media accounts to share the news. However, the mother and son said that they would remain in self-isolation as a “preventive measure” for the next 15 days.
“After conducting a #Covid19 test, I’m happy to inform you that the results came back negative. However, as a preventive measure, my son and I will continue to be in isolation for 15 days,” tweeted Mrs Raje said.
After conducting a #Covid19 test, I’m happy to inform you that the results came back negative. However, as a preventive measure, my son and I will continue to be in isolation for 15 days.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) March 21, 2020
Her son, Dushyant Singh also tweeted: “My COVID-19 report is negative. As a precautionary measure I am currently in isolation and following all medical instructions”.
मेरी #Covid19 की रिपोर्ट नेगेटिव आई है, लेकिन सावधानी के तौर पर मैं फिलहाल आइसोलेशन में हूं तथा स्वास्थ्य सम्बन्धी सभी निर्देशों का पालन कर रहा हूं।
— Dushyant Singh (@DushyantDholpur) March 21, 2020
“Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh has tested negative for COVID-19,” KGMU spokesperson Dr Sudhir Singh told PTI, further adding, “Samples of 28 people who came in contact with him have also tested negative.”
According to the news agency, the minister also said, “I have tested negative for COVID-19. My entire family has tested negative (for COVID-19). Five members of my family were tested and all of them have tested negative.” But the family has been advised to stay at home for the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, ever since Kanika, who is known in Bollywood for crooning charbuster songs like Lovely, Kamlee, Baby Doll, has been tested positive of coronavirus, she has been in news for all the wrong reasons. Firstly, she has been in news for her irresponsible behaviour of attending parties after returning from abroad. However, Sonam Kapoor came out in her support and tweeted, “”Hey guys, Kanika Kapoor came back on the 9th. India was not self-isolating but playing Holi.” However, soon Sonam was badly trolled on social media. A number of politicians like BJP’s Vasundhara Raje and son Dushyant Singh went into self-isolation after attending a dinner she attended in Lucknow.
Now, there has been reports that that the Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan singer, flew down from London on March 9, has been throwing tantrums like a star at Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, where she is being treated after she was tested positive for COVID-19. The hospital authorities have asked her to cooperate as a patient and not throw tantrum as a star.
“Kanika Kapoor has been provided the best that is possible in a hospital. She must co-operate as a patient and not throw tantrums of a star. She is being provided a Gluten-Free Diet from Hospital Kitchen. She has to co-operate with us,” Dr RK Dhiman, Director, Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Lucknow told news agency ANI.
Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered against the singer who behaved irresponsibly and attended several parties in Lucknow after returning from abroad and didn’t stay in self-isolation. and the Lucknow Police have booked the singer under IPC Sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).