Singer Kanika Kapoor has come under the scanner of criticism for failing to practice social distancing and taking other precautionary measures amid coronavirus pandemic. After, she took to social media to announce that she has been tested COVID-19 positive, she received flak from all the corners and was trolled left, right and center. However, she has now received the support of actor Sonam Kapoor, who is herself in self quarantine after her return from London. Also Read - British PM Boris Johnson Shifted to Intensive Care Unit as His Coronavirus Symptoms 'Worsened'
Taking to Twitter, she said that Kanika came to India on March 9 when India was not self-isolation but rather playing Holi. She tweeted, “Hey guys @TheKanikakapoor came back on the 9th. India was not self isolating but playing Holi.” (sic) Also Read - 'If PM Modi Doesn't Allow...': Trump Warns India of 'Retaliation' if US Order of Hydroxychloroquine Not Released
Earlier, Rishi Kapoor also came in support of her and tweeted, “Think. Chalo Delhi airport se to nikal gayi. Why an establishment like The Taj Lucknow Hotel didn’t have the facility to screen visitors? After all the Taj is a huge name and a property. Surely they could have detected!” (sic)
As per the reports, Kanika attended a party in Lucknow, which was also attended by BJP politician and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and her MP son, Dushyant Singh. She was also alleged that Kanika had avoided screening at the airport by hiding in the bathroom. Responding to them, she had called them ‘silly rumours’.
Talking to Times of India, she clarified, “There are these silly rumours that I hid in the washroom to skip screening. Tell me, how is it possible for a person to skip screening at immigration while coming on an international flight? I was properly screened at the Mumbai airport and I stayed in the city for a day. But since everything was closed and no work was happening (because of the industry lockdown due to the coronavirus spread), my parents suggested I come home. So I reached Lucknow on March 11 by the morning flight. And one can check, at that time there was no advisory issued by the government on anyone travelling from abroad to be under self-quarantine. So how can one expect me to do it, especially when I had been screened and had no health issues till I left Mumbai? In fact, I developed the symptoms only four days ago.”