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Singer Kanika Kapoor, Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus, To Face Legal Action

According To Officials, The Data Is Being Collected About Who All Were In Contact With Singer Kanika Kapoor.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 20 Mar 2020, 04:50:54 PM
Kanika Kapoor

Singer Kanika Kapoor (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who has been tested positive for coronavirus, will face legal action, said Lucknow chief medical officer (CMO) on Friday. According to officials, the data is being collected about who all were in her contact. So far 50 people have been identified and they have been asked to go in isolation. As a precautionary measure, the administration is sanitizing the area of around 1 km from her flat.

Kanika Kapoor was staying at her relative’s residence in Kanpur and she attended a party of former Akbar Ahmad Dumpy. Among those who were present in the party are former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP MP Dushyant Singh along with several senior officials of the state.

Singer Kanika Kapoor has become the first Bollywood celebrity to test positive for Coronavirus in the country and says she's under complete quarantine and medical care. There were reports that the singer landed in Lucknow from the United Kingdom and was admitted in a city hospital after she showed signs of flu.

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In a statement released on instagram, the "Baby Doll" singer said she developed signs of flu only in the last four days.

"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 four days ago," she added.

The 41-year-old singer said at this stage she would like to urge people to practice self isolation and get tested if one has the signs.

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"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," she added.

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First Published : 20 Mar 2020, 03:52:26 PM