Kanika Kapoor, who was said to be the first Indian celebrity to be infected by the coronavirus, has now tested negative for the pandemic after spending weeks in the quarantine in Lucknow.
The Baby Doll singer tested positive for the virus after her return from the United Kingdom. Indian media had reported that the singer had attended a party and met with dozens of people after returning to Lucknow. However, no one else from her family and the people she met tested positive for COVID-19.
When the news of Kanika’s tests broke on social media, many people slammed her for her negligence and asked the authorities about the screening system at the airport. She took to her Twitter handle and informed that she went through the screening. And she was fine after her return.
The Chittiyan Kalaiyan singer was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science where she was quarantined and was tested for the fifth time. Her latest test results are negative. However, health experts have advised her to stay at SGPGI Hospital until one more test result comes as negative.
The Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan singer confirmed in a Twitter post that her coronavirus tests were positive.
“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 wrote.
She added: “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.”
Soon after her post, Kanika was trolled badly by the social media users for negligence. Many slammed her for not being responsible and maintaining social distance. Some said that the authorities should be held responsible who did not test her immediately after her return from the UK. However, no one seemed talking in favor of the singer.
After being thrashed for her, it seems that Kanika deleted this post without giving any explanation of why she did so. She is currently being treated in Lucknow in SGPGI.