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Singer Kanika Kapoor tests positive for Covid-19

March 20, 2020 17:19 IST

Kanika Kapoor has become the first Bollywood celebrity to test positive for coronavirus.

Kanika says she is in quarantine and taking medical care.

There were reports that the singer landed in Lucknow from the United Kingdom and was admitted to a city hospital after she showed signs of flu.

In a statement released on Instagram, the Baby Doll singer said she developed signs of flu only in the last four days.

'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. Contact mapping of people I have been in touch with is underway as well,' Kanika added.

'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,' she said.

 

The 41-year-old singer said at this stage she would like to urge people to practice self isolation and get tested if one has the signs.

'I am feeling ok, like a normal flu and a mild fever, however we need to be sensible citizens at this time and think of all around us. We can get through this without panic only if we listen to the experts and our local, state and central government directives. Wishing everyone good health,' she said.

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