Singer Kanika Kapoor‘s friend, Ojas Desai, who was reportedly hiding from the authorities after getting spotted with the singer in Lucknow, has now been tested negative for the coronavirus. Kanika revealed that she had contracted COVID-19 in an Instagram post a few days back. After she went public with her diagnosis, the Uttar Pradesh health department made several teams track down people who have been in contact with the singer. It was found out that Ojas, an entrepreneur, was seen with Kanika at a hotel in Gomti Nagar on March 14-15 and could be a possible career of the virus. Also Read - Kanika Kapoor is Under Stress Due to Negativity And Rumours While Battling Coronavirus, Friend Indeep Bakshi Gives Support

Now, in an official statement released in the media, Ojas mentioned that his test results had come in and he doesn’t have COVID-19. However, the statement mentioned that he has been asked to go under self-quarantine till April 4 by the authorities. The statement read, “I, Ojas S Desai residing in Juhi, Mumbai has tested NEGATIVE to COVID19 on 22 March. As directed by the authorities, I am under quarantine until 4 April 2020.” A discharge summary was attached with the statement along with a brief account of how to debunk the rumours being spread about coronavirus. He also shared his personal experience of how to get tested in case of mild symptoms, where to go and whom to reach out to in case of the infection in Mumbai. Also Read - Kanika Kapoor Needs to Act Like Patient, Not Star: Hospital Director Reveals Singer is Getting Best Treatment Possible



Earlier, another friend of Kanika who reportedly travelled with her to Lucknow and then returned to Mumbai was also forced to undergo the tests at Mumbai’s Kasturba Hospital after his neighbours reported him to the BMC. He, too, was tested negative. Also Read - Bappi Lahiri to Release a Song on Coronavirus Including All Government Advisories, Wishes Best For Kanika Kapoor And Lady Gaga