Singer Kanika Kapoor, who was tested positive for Coronavirus has now deleted her post from Instagram in which she made the announcement about her diagnosis. She has been receiving severe backlash ever since she shared the news, mostly because she escaped the mandatory quarantine, attending parties and thus putting the lives of others in danger.
In her defense, she had said, “There are these silly rumours that I hid in the washroom to skip screening. Tell me, how is it possible for a person to skip screening at immigration while coming on an international flight? I was properly screened at the Mumbai airport and I stayed in the city for a day. But since everything was closed and no work was happening (because of the industry lockdown due to the coronavirus spread), my parents suggested I come home. So I reached Lucknow on March 11 by the morning flight. And one can check, at that time there was no advisory issued by the government on anyone travelling from abroad to be under self-quarantine. So how can one expect me to do it, especially when I had been screened and had no health issues till I left Mumbai? In fact, I developed the symptoms only four days ago.”
An FIR was registered against Kanika as she attended several functions post her return from UK. VIPs who were present in her company immediately put themselves in isolation and were tested for the virus.