Kanika Kapoor becomes first Indian celebrity to test positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus Singer Kanika Kapoor Positive , Bollywood , Lucknow COVID 19

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has been tested positive for coronavirus in Lucknow, on Friday. As per the report, Kanika had returned from London to Lucknow. The news agency ANI reported that she was a part of four persons who were tested positive for the pandemic in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Kanika is popularly known for her chartbusters, most notably Baby Doll from Sunny Leone-featuring Ragini MMS 2.

Meanwhile, Kanika took to Instagram and wrote: “Hello everyone, For the past 4 days I have had signs of flu, 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 aswell. I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10days ago when I came back home, the symptoms have developed only 4 days ago.”

She added that “At this stage I would like to urge you all to practice self isolation and get tested if you have 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. Jai Hind! Take care.”

Death toll in India rises to 5

The death toll in India has climbed to 5 after one death was reported from Jaipur on Friday. Meanwhile, one death has been reported each from Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka, Jaipur, and Punjab.

Janta Curfew on March 22

While addressing the nation on Thursday, PM Modi said that “Resolution and restraint are very important in combat against this global epidemic. As citizens, people need to strengthen their resolve to follow the advisories issued by the state and central governments to fight.”

He added that “For a developing country like ours with a large population the growing challenge of Coronavirus is not a normal situation.” Meanwhile, he urged people that “I request people above the age of 60 to not venture out of their homes for the next few weeks.”

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“If possible, please call at least 10 people every day and tell them about the ‘Janta Curfew’ as well as the measures to prevent coronavirus,” PM Modi said.

-PTC News