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‘Baby Doll’ singer Kanika Kapoor confirms testing positive for coronavirus

Kanika Kapoor on Instagram

Kanika Kapoor on Instagram  

The singer had returned to Lucknow from London recently, and had attended other events as well before her diagnosis

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has posted on Instagram, confirming that she has tested positive for the coronavirus in Lucknow.

Known for her songs like Baby Doll and Desi Look, the singer stated that she has had symptoms for the last four days, after she returned to Lucknow from London 10 days ago.

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Kanika wrote, “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.”

 

She added, “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. Wishing everyone good health. Jai Hind! Take care, KK.”

Kanika had travelled from London to Mumbai by the Air India flight AI130 on March 10, since there is no direct flight  from London to Lucknow. It is expected that as per GOI orders, screening would have been done at Mumbai for the singer. Passenger screening is being done for international flights only in India.

According to reports, the singer is currently at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), where she has been kept in isolation. Kanika attended three events recently since her return: two in Lucknow and one in Kanpur, and had also thrown a party for friends and family, that was attended by politicians and socialites. Efforts are underway to trace the guests now, as well as quarantine the apartment Kanika was staying in.

According to a statement by the Lucknow District Magistrate the administration has temporarily shut down the Taj Hotel in Lucknow where Kanika stayed.

Taj Hotel staff in self-quarantine

In a statement, the Taj Hotels said: “Kanika Kapoor stayed at the hotel but did not host a function or gathering at the hotel premises. The room occupied by her has been quarantined and disinfected. The staff who intersected with her have withdrawn into self-quarantine.  There have been no further symptoms or incidents reported.”

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