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Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor tests positive for Covid-19, puts the political class under the fright of the crown | India News


NEW DELHI / LUCKNOW: The coronavirus scare reached Parliament and even Rashtrapati Bhavan, with BJP MP Dushyant Singh and his mother, former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, after attending a party in Lucknow last Sunday where the Singer Kanika Kapoor, who has since tested positive for Covid-19, was also present.

Raje’s tweet on Friday stating that both she and Dushyant had attended the party at which Kapoor, returning from London, was also invited, made many MPs nervous. Dushyant has been attending the Chamber, spending time in the central hall, and also attended a breakfast meeting hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind, who canceled his appointment for the next few days.

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The meeting with Kovind on Tuesday was for MPs from Rajasthan and UP and a photo posted by Rashtrapati Bhavan showed Dushyant waving to the President and standing alongside other MPs. Attendance has been high in Parliament, and the central hall has also been quite full of parliamentarians and journalists.

Dushyant also attended two other private meetings with friends in Delhi in the past three days since his return from Lucknow.

Raje tweeted on Friday and said: “While in Lucknow, I attended a dinner with my son Dushyant and his in-laws. Kanika, who has unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19, was also invited. As a great precaution, my son and I have been quarantined immediately and are taking all necessary precautions. ”

Kapoor was one of four people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Lucknow on Friday, sparking concern among the political class.

Some MPs who spent some time near Dushyant have also been quarantined, while others anxiously check to see if they were close to him. The results of your confinement can be highly anticipated. Trinamool Congressman Derek O’Brien was quarantined, having spent a good two and a half hours with Dushyant at a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee.

MP Rajya Sabha and renowned dancer Sonal Mansingh were also at the meeting. O’Brien tweeted that the government was putting everyone at risk and that the session should be shortened. Congressman and former MP Jitin Prasada also attended the same meeting as Kapoor and Dushyant and was quarantined in Shahjahanpur as was Deepender Hooda, who had lunch with Dushyant on Thursday.

UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh, who was present at the Lucknow party, was also quarantined. “We went to a birthday party where Kanika Kapoor was also invited. Although we are doing well by the grace of God, we have all quarantined ourselves, ”he said in a tweet.

Among others who entered “self-isolation” were Noida BJP MLA Pankaj Singh, who attended a meeting with Jai Pratap, and Lok Sabha Anupriya Patel’s deputy from Apna Dal, who tweeted: “I was present at an event yesterday and Dushyant Singh was Also present. As a precaution, I go for self-isolation. ”

In Lucknow, health officials told TOI that during her stay in Lucknow, Kanika spent some nights in a five-star hotel, attended various social gatherings in addition to visiting a doctor and a beauty salon that brought each of the people he came to. Contact below the coronavirus radar.

Additional Chief Secretary (at home), Awanish Awasthi, asked the Lucknow and Kanpur DMs to report on the various functions the singer attended and urged everyone who contacted her to “self- quarantine”.

Kanika arrived in Mumbai from London on March 9. He then took an Air India flight to Lucknow on March 11. She claimed that she was scanned and cleared at Mumbai airport upon her arrival from London and symptoms began to appear around March 16 when she was in Lucknow.

He gave his sample at the KGMU Hospital two days later and on Friday it was positive.

The district administration closed the five-star hotel in Gomtinagar of Lucknow, where it remained until further orders.

Medical Director (Lucknow) Narendra Agarwal said: “The contact search and awareness exercise has been launched. So far, 68 immediate family members and relatives have been tested. The report will take a day. He said Kanika was admitted to the isolation room at the Sanjay Gandhi Graduate Institute.

The Lucknow health office also formed eight teams to trace Kanika’s potential contacts. The DM has also formed search teams to communicate with guests who came in contact with Kanika.

Previously, Kanika also announced from her social media account that she had tested positive: “For the past four days, I have had signs of the flu. I did the test and it was positive for Covid-19. I feel good, like normal flu and mild fever, however we must be sensitive citizens. ”

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