In a first, a Bollywood singer, Kanika Kapoor, has been tested positive for the COVID-19.
She reportedly had returned from London but concealed her travel history from authorities.
The singer confirmed the news on her Instagram account and said, "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".
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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
She even cancelled her festival of colours (Holi) plans that were scheduled to take place in Dubai.
After Kanika's announcement on Instagram, Bollywood celebrities such as filmmaker Ekta Kapoor, singer Neha Kakkar, actress Karishma Tanna and Interior designer and ex-wife of actor Hrithik Roshan, Sussanne Khan sent their prayers for her speedy recovery.
While B-Town celebrities wished her luck, a certain section of social media users lashed out at the singer for "lying" at the airport about her travel history and suggested that beauty, money, or education don't make one a compassionate and responsible citizen.
COVID-19 proved that:— Ni'tae'ka⁷ 💜 // विजय March //falgOONGI 😍 (@jungkimmin18697) March 20, 2020
Beauty , money or social status (bureaucrat's son) doesn't make you a compassionate and responsible citizen.
Our education system needs to focus on moral development more.#KanikaKapoor
#KanikaKapoor Lying about travel history, Not observing house quarantine and throwing lavish party with 100 guests.. And getting positive for #CoronaVirus— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) March 20, 2020
Reading so many similar stories today.. Only God can save #India
#kanikakapoor episode just shows that Stardom & 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 pic.twitter.com/CpD3yozpjh— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) March 20, 2020
Let me say this aloud - #KanikaKapoor needs to be arrested and given some punishment. Any person knowingly putting life of others in danger needs to be stringently dealt with as we battle #CoronavirusOutbreakindia— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) March 20, 2020
This woman should be charged with criminal negligence. Period.
According to several tweets, Kanika hid the fact that she was infected with the virus and was reportedly staying in a lavish hotel in Lucknow after her return from London. In addition to this, she also hosted a dinner party with a huge gathering present.
Singer #KanikaKapoor tests positive for #COVID19— Ashish Jaggi (@AshishJaggi_1) March 20, 2020
She had returned from the United Kingdom on Sunday, and hidden her travel history from the authorities. Here we can see she’s been taken to KGMU,Lucknow alongwith her family #CoronaVirusUpdate pic.twitter.com/wgGQy5kPUW
वॉलीवुड की एक मशहूर गायिका की रिपोर्ट पॉज़िटिव आई है. लखनऊ में उन्हें आइसोलेशन वार्ड में रखा गया है. कुछ ही दिनों पहले वे लंदन से लौटी थीं. उन्होंने कोरोनावायरस से पीड़ित होने की बात छुपाई और शहर के एक बड़े होटल में ठहरीं. वहाँ उन्होंने डिनर पार्टी भी दी @ABPNews— Pankaj Jha (@pankajjha_) March 20, 2020
Singer #KanikaKapoor tests positive for #COVID19— Poulomi Saha (@PoulomiMSaha) March 20, 2020
She had returned from the United Kingdom on Sunday, and hidden her travel history from the authorities
Upon return, she stayed in a 5 🌟 & attended a party with at least 100 people present.
This is such criminal behaviour!
She is known for her hit numbers including “Baby Doll” and “Desi Look”.
There are a total of 171 confirmed cases of coronavirus across India, with four people succumbing to the illness.