Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor tested positive for Coronavirus upon her return from the UK. The first case of an Indian celebrity testing positive of the novel coronavirus has emerged from Lucknow.
Kanika Kapoor confirmed the news on Friday on social media and wrote. “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.”
“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.”
According to IANS reports, the singer had flown down to Lucknow from London a few days ago. And had thrown a lavish party for her friends and family. A large number of bureaucrats, politicians and socialites had attended the party. The singer was staying in a posh apartment. Medical officials are now unsure how to quarantine the entire building where the singer stayed and also subject the guests at the party to tests.
“Some people have started approaching us for tests but we still do not know how to make the VIPs undergo tests,” said a doctor at the KGMU.