Singer Kanika Kapoor has been tested positive for the coronavirus in India. She has emerged as the first Bollywood celebrity to have gone public with her diagnosis. The singer had reportedly returned from London after which she partied with family and friends in Lucknow. Various reports suggest that the guests at the party hosted by the Baby Doll singer included all VIPs, politicians and biggies from the film and music world. A report in IANS suggested that Kanika hid her travel history from the authorities and hosted a party at a plush hotel in Lucknow in the times when social distancing is the key to life. Also Read - New York Records Highest Single Day Death Toll For 2nd Day, With 779 Fatalities in 24 Hours
In her Instagram post though, Kanika urged all to stay safe and get themselves tested in case of even mild symptoms. She also preached about acting responsibly and sensitively while ‘thinking about all around us.’ The singer took to Instagram to share her part of the story and officially announced that she has contracted the COVID-19. Here full statement read: Also Read - SAARC: Pakistan Boycotts India-led Trade Meeting on Coronavirus
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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 aswell.
I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10days 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 !
Her post is filled with comments from other celebrities asking her to stay safe, healthy and take the best care of herself. Kanika is known for her popular numbers like Baby Doll, Chittiyan Kalaiyan, Da Da Dasse, Desi Look, Beat Pe Booty and Lovely among many hit songs. Here’s wishing a speedy recovery to her and urging all to take this seriously!