Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has been tested positive of COVID-19, on 20th March. After Kanika’s family raised questions about her COVID-19 report, which has incorrect details of her age and gender, as her age was mentioned as 28 instead of 41 and her gender as male, the authorities decided to test the singer for the second time. Kanika’s second reports also came positive of COVID-19 and now unfortunately the singer has been again tested positive of the virus for the third consecutive time. Reportedly Kanika will continue to remain under treatment in quarantine, until she is tested negative of COVID-19 in two consecutive tests.
Kanika has been booked by the UP police, an FIR has been lodged against her under Sections 188, 269, and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sarojini Nagar police station for negligence, as she attended at least three public gatherings and even stayed at a 5 star hotel after returning from London. The FIR was lodged based on a complaint filed by the chief medical officer (CMO) of Lucknow.
The singer received a lot of flack on social media and was blamed to have skipped the thermal screening at the airport by hiding inside the washroom. She was accused of staying at Taj Mahal hotel in Lucknow and not at her home, in spite of the regulation issued by government of India, to stay at home quarantine, for all foreign return citizens. The singer was blamed for negligence, as she was accused of hosting a party after her return. Kanika went ahead and spoke about all such allegations that was made against her and claimed all such reports to be false, and mere rumours. Kanika even claimed that she herself pestered the authorities to take her sample for COVID-19 tests, when the officials rather took things lightly.
Meanwhile the authorities of the hospital where she is currently hospitalized, have informed the media, that the singer should stop throwing tantrums as she is being provided with the best that is possible in a hospital. The Authorities also want her to behave as a patient and not as a star and co-operate with them.
Kanika is presently admitted at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow, where she is getting treated for COVID-19.