Kanika Kapoor had tested positive for Covid-19 after her return from London, on March 15th. She suppressed the information of her foreign trip and attended a party hosted by Adil Ahmad, nephew of Akbar Ahmad Dumpy, a top interior designer.
Previously Kanika had rubbished all reports of hiding her travel history and said, ” I am an educated and hardworking girl. I was part of the scanning process at the airport. I also called the CMO to check me and filled all forms at the airport.”
Kanika Kapoor was tested in the Lucknow at the King George’s Medical University. She is Bollywood’s first celebrity to be diagnosed with Covid-19. Kapoor is put under quarantine and complete medical care.
Kanika Kapoor, meanwhile, took to Instagram to update her fans about her health condition, “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.”
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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
The Uttar Pradesh Health Department is probing into the matter to see that among the 200 attendees if anyone has symptoms should report immediately and have ordered self-isolation.
The attendees included bureaucrats and politicians and everyone to be tested for any viral infection.
But the reports of Kapoor’s infection have garnered hatred from many including, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit. In a tweet, he wrote, “Shame on U @TheKanikakapoor for being irresponsible by hiding ur details from the authorities, after U returned from #London & joining a party at a 5-star hotel, coming into contact with nearly 100 ppl. Now that U have tested #CoronaVirus +ve, U have put others’ life also in danger.”