Before testing positive for the coronavirus, singer Kanika Kapoor had visited his uncle and his family in Kanpur. After she went public with her diagnosis last week, the health department of Uttar Pradesh set up special teams to track down the people who got in contact with Kanika. Eleven of the 35 occupants of Kalpana Tower where Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor stayed with her uncle on March 13 have tested negative for coronavirus. The reports of 24 persons are awaited. Also Read - New York Records Highest Single Day Death Toll For 2nd Day, With 779 Fatalities in 24 Hours
Kanika had visited Kalpana Tower to attend the house-warming party of her maternal uncle Vipul Tandon’s flat no 902 in the building. District magistrate Brahma Deo Ram Tiwari said, “As many as 56 people had attended the ‘grah pravesh’ function hosted by Vipul Tandon on March 13. Also Read - SAARC: Pakistan Boycotts India-led Trade Meeting on Coronavirus
Chief Medical Officer Ashok Shukla said 35 samples were collected on Friday and Saturday and the test results of 11 came on Monday. “Eleven people of the family including Vipul Tandon, Radhika Tandon, Meena Tandon, Mukul Kumar Tandon, Nandini Tandon, Yash Tandon, Manvi Tandon, Khyati Tandon, Subhash Mehrotra, Ruchi Mehrotra and Sonal Mehrotra have tested negative and the reports of 24 others are awaited,” he said. Also Read - Thank You Modi, Will Not be Forgotten, Tweets Trump as India Allows Hydroxycholoroquine Export
The building has now been sanitized even as the number of occupants has moved out for the time being.
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor tested positive again in a second test for coronavirus on Monday. The singer’s sample was tested again at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here after her family members raised questions about the initial test reports. Kanika is reported to be stable as of now.
The police are tracing all those who came in contact with her in the last few days. Reportedly, 160 persons came in her contact in three parties after she returned from the UK.
Earlier, the Lucknow police booked Kanika on charges of negligence for attending various social events in the city last week despite being infected with coronavirus and having been instructed by the authorities to isolate herself at her home.
(With inputs from IANS)