People across the world are fighting coronavirus on war footing given the increasing number of people being infected by it globally. According to the Live Tracking Dashboard, a total of 244,523 cases have been confirmed worldwide. As of now, 194 cases are confirmed in India. Recently, four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
And as reported by India Today, popular Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor is also among the four who have been tested positive for novel coronavirus.
News18 reported that the singer had flown down to Lucknow from London a few days ago. She had also allegedly attended a lavish party that was attended by many bureaucrats, politicians and socialites. Kanika is been admitted to the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) hospital in Lucknow along with the other three patients, reports HT.
The 41-year-old actress and singer also posted an update confirming that she’s been tested positive for COVID-19.
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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’s father Rajiv Kapoor also reportedly said that she attended three parties after arriving in Lucknow from London.
“Six of us in our family are undergoing test today at 4 pm. Kanika has attended three parties after her arrival. She came in contact with around 350-400 people in three parties. Along with Kanika, we are also in isolation.”
Recently, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took to social media and shared she has put herself under self-quarantine along with her son as she attended the party in which Kanika was also present.
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
India Today reports that UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh has also put himself under home isolation because he also met Kanika Kapoor at the party.
Journalist Shiv Aroor Tweeted that one MP who attended the celebrity party in Lucknow in the presence of coronavirus positive singer Kanika Kapoor also attended parliament after that. Hence, it should be shut without any further delay.
So a celebrity party in Lucknow with #Coronovirus positive singer #KanikaKapoor is finally the compelling reason for Parliament to even consider shutting down. One MP who attended the party ATTENDED PARLIAMENT after the party. Should be shut without any further delay.
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) March 20, 2020
Nine new coronavirus patients are tested positive in the capital of Uttar Pradesh bringing the total count to 20. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also earlier appealed to people to adopt social distancing to contain the virus.
People across the world are self-isolating themselves and taking precautionary measures to contain the virus. It is advisable that people take the necessary steps to stay safe.