Singer Kanika Kapoor, who shared on social media on Friday that she has examined optimistic for the extremely contagious novel coronavirus or COVID-19, has been accused of “negligence” in a First Information Report (FIR) filed by the police based mostly on a criticism by the Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow. A dinner that she attended in Lucknow has prompted a scare amongst a number of senior politicians all the best way to Delhi, together with parliament and the President’s House.
The FIR – filed underneath Sections 188, 269, and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) – says that when the singer was screened on the Lucknow airport on March 14, “high viral load was detected”. She was suggested “home quarantine”, however the recommendation was “disregarded”.
Kanika Kapoor, nonetheless, has claimed that she got here to Lucknow on March 11. She additionally says that she entered from the Mumbai airport on March 9 after she flew in from London, a metropolis that has seen sharp enhance in coronavirus circumstances during the last month.
According to the singer – admitted at a hospital in Lucknow – she was screened on the airports “but no problem was detected” and she or he was “unaware that she was carrying coronavirus”.
Hours earlier than the FIR was filed, whereas chatting with NDTV, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh – one of many company on the occasion attended by Kanika Singh – had admitted to lapses on the airport within the state capital. “There seems to be a lapse on our part. I am going to ask my officers about how Kanika Kapoor went out of the airport undetected,” he mentioned.
The minister has additionally gone into self-isolation. “The gathering – a birthday party – was in the garden of a private residence on March 14. My family and I, with other prominent families from Lucknow and some people from Delhi attended. I stayed there for an hour or so and left,” he shared.
On Friday, the 41-year-old singer shared a submit on social media revealing that she developed signs not too long ago and is now remoted. The submit was adopted by a tweet by BJP chief Vasundhara Raje the place the previous Rajasthan chief minister mentioned that she and her son Dushyant Singh have self-quarantined. They have been among the many politicians who had attended a dinner in Lucknow not too long ago the place Kanika Kapoor was a visitor.
While in Lucknow, I attended a dinner with my son Dushyant & his in-laws. Kanika, who has sadly examined optimistic for #Covid19 was additionally a visitor.
As a matter of ample warning, my son & I’ve instantly self-quarantined and we’re taking all mandatory precautions.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) March 20, 2020
President Ram Nath Kovind additionally met Dushyant Singh. The President has cancelled all his appointments as a part of authorities measures.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities, in the meantime, has ordered an inquiry over the social gatherings attended by the singer over the last one week since her arrival within the state capital.
The presence of senior politicians at a big gathering has raised questions at a time when Prime Minister has known as for social distancing to curb the unfold of coronavirus, which originated in China in December and has unfold to over 143 nations since then. Across the world, over 8,000 folks have died, greater than 2 lakh have been contaminated. India noticed greatest bounce within the variety of circumstances on Friday as one other 63 sufferers took the overall variety of circumstances to 230.