Kanika Kapoor opens up about COVID-19 diagnosis

globalmovie     27 Apr,2020         No Comment

Days after recovering from COVID-19 and getting discharged from Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor on Sunday said that “no party was hosted” by her in Lucknow and that there have been several “wrong exchanges of information” about her.

The singer issued a detailed statement and shared the details.

“I travelled from UK to Mumbai on 10th March and was duly screened at the international airport. There was no advisory on that day (UK travel advisory was released on March 18) that stated that I needed to quarantine myself. I showed no ill health so did not quarantine myself,” she said.

“I travelled to Lucknow the following day on 11th March to see my family. There was no screening set up for domestic flights. On the 10th and 15th March I attended a friend’s lunch and dinner. There was no party hosted by me and I was in absolute normal health,” Kapoor added.

“I had symptoms on the 17th and 18th of March so I requested to be tested. I was tested on 19th March and on 20th March when informed that my test was positive, I chose to go to the hospital. I was discharged after 3 negative tests and have since been at home for 21 days,” her statement read.

“I know there are several versions of stories out there about me. Some of these seem to be fuelled even more because I have chosen to be silent till now. I stayed quiet not because I am wrong but in fact being fully aware that there have been misunderstandings and wrong exchanges of information,” the singer said.

Kapoor further said that she is currently staying with her family in Lucknow and informed that every person she has come in contact with has been tested negative.

“Some facts that I would like to share with you. I am at home in Lucknow spending some quality time with my parents. Every person that I have come in contact with, be it in UK, Mumbai or Lucknow has shown no symptoms of COVID-19. In fact, all those tested have been negative,” she said.

Kapoor ended the note by thanking the medical staff of a Lucknow hospital where she was admitted for treatment.

“I want to especially thank the doctors and nurses who have so graciously taken care of me during a very emotionally testing time. I hope that all can deal with this matter with honesty and sensitivity. Negativity thrown at a person does not change the reality. Love, Kanika 26 April 2020,” her statement read.

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