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Coronavirus: South Africa’s cricket team was at the same hotel where Kanika Kapoor stayed | News outside the field


More than 100 teams, comprising around 1,000 members of the UP’s local administration and health department, have been tasked with tracking down all possible contacts of singer Kanika Kapoor during her stay in the city since March 11. She tested positive on Friday and it has now come to light that the South African cricket team was in the same hotel where Kanika stayed after her return from London.

On Saturday, the team scanned nearly 22,000 residents living near Kanika’s home. Another team of experts is scanning video footage and CCTV records of the five-star hotel in Lucknow where Kanika stayed between March 14-16.

“There are reports that she dined at the hotel buffet and also waited on several guests in the lobby. She lived there at a time when the South African team was staying at the hotel for the ODI (against India) match, which was eventually suspended There is information that Kanika was briefly seen attending the annual news channel conclave held at the hotel. Therefore, it is important to scan CCTV images and list who came into contact with her, “said one officer conducting surveillance.

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“She did not follow the instructions on home insulation despite being a potential Covid-19 case … Instead of staying home, she went to socialize.” Now, after testing positive, she has now put everyone who came in contact with her at risk, “said Dr. Narendra Agarwal, Lucknow medical director, who also filed an FIR against the singer.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the ODI series between India and South Africa was postponed. The first game in the three-game series was razed.

Cricket South Africa has also suspended all forms of cricket for 60 days.

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