New Delhi: In a major development, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who had on Friday put herself under self-quarantine after coming into contact with Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who has tested positive for coronavirus, today announced that the results of her tests had come negative. Also Read - Kanika Kapoor Coronavirus Case: Negligence on Singer's Part or Fault in System?
The test results of her son, fellow BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP Dushyant Singh, who too, had gone under self-quarantine after coming into contact with the singer, were negative as well, the former Rajasthan Chief Minister announced on Twitter. Also Read - UP Health Minister, 28 Others Who Came in Contact With COVID-19+ Singer Kanika, Test Negative For The Virus
Earlier this month, the mother-son duo had attended a party in Lucknow, at which Kanika Kapoor, was also present. Many top politicians and bureaucrats had attended the said party as well. Also Read - Kanika Kapoor Breaks Silence on Reports of Negligence, Says 'Don't Spread Rumours, Truth is Different'
Today, Vasundhara Raje tweeted: “After conducting a COVID-19 19 test, I’m happy to inform you that the results came back negative. However, as a preventive measure, my son and I will continue to be in isolation for 15 days.”
“A lot of you checked up on me and I appreciate your concern. I want to thank you for your prayers and good wishes. They are what keep me going,” she added.
Friday’s development triggered a major scare in the political circles as Dushyant Singh, days after attending the Lucknow party, also attended Parliament, thus exposing several fellow MPs to the virus. He was also present at a function hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind.
As a result, several MPs have put themselves under self-isolation. President Kovind, too, is likely to undergo medical tests to check for COVID-19 virus.
Earlier today, Uttar Pradesh health minister Jai Pratap Singh, along with 28 others, all of whom were at the Lucknow party, had tested negative for the virus.