Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Flying Back From UK
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who returned to India from a trip to the UK. Kanika shared a statement on her social media accounts, saying she underwent the usual procedure at the airport when she landed and started showing symptoms after almost a week.
“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. The contact mapping of people I have been in touch with is underway as well. I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10 days ago when I came back home. The symptoms have developed only four days ago”, Kanika stated.
“At this stage, I would like to urge you all to practice self-isolation and get tested if you have the signs,” she added.
Kanika Kapoor, who is believed to be in Lucknow currently, did not address unconfirmed reports that she hid her travel history and also attended a party after flying back from the UK.
A number of celebrities have tested positive for coronavirus, among them Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, ‘Game Of Thrones’ actors Kristofer Hivju and Indira Varma, ‘Frozen 2’ voice actor Rachel Matthews.
The virus originated in China and has spread across the world with Italy now reporting the highest number of deaths. Over 200 have tested positive in India so far.
The coronavirus was first detected at a seafood market in China’s Wuhan and it quickly spread from there, infecting over 245,700 people worldwide and claiming over 10,000 lives.