Singer Kanika Kapoor has been discharged from the hospital after she tested negative in her sixth attempt. After being diagnosed with COVID-19 she had been admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in her hometown Lucknow.
The 42-year-old singer had tested positive for the first time on March 20. On March 29th she tested positive in the fourth test. Her fifth test was conducted on April 4 which came negative. Doctors then conducted the sixth test to be sure and she tested negative in that also. Hence, she has been discharged.
The Baby Doll singer Ms. Kapoor will now be in-home quarantine for two weeks in a precautionary step.
She flew into Mumbai from London on March 9. Two days after landing in Mumbai she travelled to Lucknow instead of going into complete quarantine. There she attended a high-profile party, which also had several politicians on the guest list. She also travelled to Lucknow.
Her careless act brought a wave of tension and fear in the country. All the people who came in her contact or were at the party were immediately quarantined and tested.
Three FIRs has been filed against the singer accusing her of negligence on a complaint by the Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow.
Instagram posts and criticism
Meanwhile Kanika Kapoor revealed her coronavirus diagnosis in an Instagram post which said “I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10 days ago when I came back home, the symptoms have developed only 4 days ago. 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.”
However, she deleted her Instagram post after being criticized on social media for not going into self-isolation and attending social events instead.
Sonam Kapoor defended her on Twitter, who too was trolled for supporting Kanika Kapoor. During her treatment, she also shared a health update that said that she hopes her next test – fifth one – turns out to be negative. She last shared the following on social media.
“Going off to bed. Sending you all loving vibes. Stay safe you guys.” Thank you for your concern but I am not in the ICU. I am fine. I hope my next test is negative,” she wrote and added: “Waiting to go home to my kids and family, miss them!”
Saumya Tiwari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV
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