Kanika Kapoor tests positive for coronavirus second time

Tanya Simon
March 25, 2020

However, there are discrepancies between the FIR and Kanika's version of when she came back to the city and showed symptoms of COVID-19. Her announcement on Friday that she had tested positive for the disease caused a scare among those present at the event, forcing some of them including Mr. Singh, Ms. Raje and Mr. Dushyant into self-isolation.

She, apparently, though a victim, attended public gathering putting people's lives at risk.

Her comment drew heavy criticism from netizens.

Kanika spoke to TOI and said, "I've been here since 11 am and all I've been given is a small bottle of water to drink".

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Kanika is reported to be stable as of now. On Friday, the actress was tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and left everyone, who attended her party, sick anxious!

The Hotel Taj has been shut down by the Lucknow administration after it was found that the singer had stayed there.

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Earlier on Saturday, the administration of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, where Kapoor is admitted, had accused her of throwing celebrity tantrums. "I will not confirm anything. this letter is wrong", Lucknow Chief Medical officer Narendra Agarwal told NDTV in a brief conversation.

He added, "By Friday evening, we were able to trace 68 (of Kapoor's contacts) and now the number has reached 162".

It claimed that on March 14, Kapoor was detected with "high viral load" and was advised home quarantine which was "disregarded". It also mentioned her age as 28 whereas she is 41. The team is believed to have flown to Lucknow, where the second ODI was scheduled to be played, on March 14 and said to have spent two days at the hotel that also had the presence of the Covid-19 infected singer.

Kapoor has outright denied any negligence on her part.

A senior health department official acknowledged the FIR contained an error, conceding that only a lab test - and not an airport check-up - can establish that someone is "coronavirus positive".

At the same time, reports of Kanika colluding with airport authorities and escaping screening emerges. The two had talked about the alleged laxity exhibited by health authorities over text, Bakshi said.

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