20 March 2020 10:31
Singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday, issued a statement on Instagram soon after the news surfaced. Along with her statement, Kanika shared two pictures - one image is of the earth wearing a mask and the other is her selfie. In her post, Kanika said that she was experiencing "signs of flu" since the past four days and decided to get a test done. "It came positive for Covid-19," she said, adding that she and her family are in "complete quarantine now and following medical advice on how to move forward". Kanika travelled to London lately and arrived in Lucknow on March 15.
She also did not inform authorities about her travel history. In fact, Kanika hosted a lavish party for her friends and family at a five-star hotel in Lucknow after returning from London. "I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10 days 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," she added in her statement. Meanwhile, she provided a health update, saying that she is "feeling ok" at the moment. "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," she said. Read Kanika Kapoor's full statement here: The 41-year-old singer has been admitted to the King George's Medical University (KGMU) hospital in Lucknow. Here's her report. Kanika Kapoor's report. Here is a video of Kanika being shifted to the hospital after testing positive: Kanika Kapoor is best known for her songs such as Baby Doll, Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan, Chhil Gaye Naina and Da Da Dasse. ALSO READ: Baby Doll singer Kanika Kapoor tests coronavirus positive. She hid travel history, threw party at 5-star