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Published On: Fri, Mar 20th, 2020

“Baby Doll” Kanika Kapoor tests corona positive; had partied with Vasundhara Raje & MP Dushyant

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covid-19--kanika-kapoor-slammed-by-social-media-for-being--irresponsible--2020-03-20NEW DELHI : Popular Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has been tested positive for coronavirus. The singer in a long Instagram post made the revelation. Kanika and her family are in complete quarantine right now, she informed through the post.

Hindi film singer Kanika Kapoor Friday became the first celebrity to test positive for COVID-19 in India. Kapoor and three other persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Lucknow, taking the total number of cases in Uttar Pradesh to 19.

Kanika Kapoor, who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, is being slammed by netizens for not going into self-quarantine after returning to India from London a few days ago. Users on social media users called her “irresponsible” and “uneducated” when they got to know that she has reportedly attended several high-profile parties and events after arriving in the country.

“Kanika Kapoor’s episode just shows that stardom and money and privilege doesn’t guarantee minimum common sense. Their irresponsible behaviour can upset the fight against #coronavirus which till date has been reasonably contained in India,” a user tweeted.
Social media is flooded with messages for the singer – some showing support for the singer, others a little angry over reports of why she attended parties after her London trip.
Another one even asked police to arrest the “Baby Doll” singer”Horrible Behavior!!! She should be arrested,” the user added.Condemning her negligence, a user called her “uneducated”.

On Friday morning, Kanika had taken to Instagram to announce that she has been infected with the virus.
“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 as well.
“I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10 days 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,” Kanika wrote.

Here’s a timeline of events from the time Kanika Kapoor landed in Lucknow: March 9 – Kanika reached Mumbai late in the night from London,March 10 – She stayed in Mumbai, March 11 – She reached Lucknow,March 13 – Kanika attended a private party,March 14 – She again went to attend a private party
March 15 – She attended a party hosted by Ahmed Akbar Dumpy in Dalibagh, Lucknow. This party was attended by Vasundhara Raje, her son Dushyant Singh and Uttar Pradesh minister .
March 18 – Kanika developed coronavirus symptoms – mild fever, cold and running nose. She was admitted to King George’s Medical University (KGMU) hospital in Lucknow for chek-up. March 20 – She tested positive for COVID-19 and has been kept in an isolation ward at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) hospital in Lucknow.
Reportedly, she attended some four parties in this time period with 300-400 people in attendance. Her mother, father, grandmother including two servants stay at their Lucknow residence.

Meanwhile, after she tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus, Vasundhara Raje, her son Dushyant Singh and Uttar Pradesh minister Jaipratap Singh have undergone self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.
(With Agency Inputs ).

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