Kanika is in treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) here. SGPGIMS Director Prof R. K. Dhiman, said that the singer continued to test positive for the coronavirus and its treatment is, until and unless at least two tests show negative.
In the meantime, Kanika’s friend, Ojas Desai, had remained with her in the Hotel Taj for two days and had later gone underground, has now tested negative for the deadly virus. In a statement of Ojas, he said, he had self-tested for COVID-19 at the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious diseases in Bollywood Mumbai, and had tested negative. He self-published his reports on the social media.
Meanwhile, all those who were with the singer during their stay in Lucknow tested earlier this month, negative for coronavirus, which is a great relief, since a number of politicians, businessmen and celebrities had to attend, the parties to the contract with the singer. Health teams listed 162 people, including 35 from Kanpur, who came in contact with Kanika in these social gatherings. Swab samples of individuals are collected and sent for testing in state designated labs. Of these, the reports of 63 so far.
Also, legal steps have also been initiated against Kanika Kapoor. An FIR was lodged by Lucknow’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Narendra Kumar Agarwal against the singer at the Sarojini Nagar Police Station, under sections 188 (disobedience of order duly promulgated by a civil servant), 269 (negligent act in a way that is life-probably the spread of infection of a disease dangerous to) and 270 (malignant act likely to live to the spread of infection of a disease dangerous) of the Indian penal code. According to Lucknow police, two more firs were registered against Kanika Kapoor at Hazratganj police and the Gomti Nagar Police Station for negligence.
With contributions from Ian’s
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