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Kanika Kapoor tests positive for coronavirus again; 'missing' entrepreneur-friend tests negative

The singer is being treated at SGPIMS, UP.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020, 02.54 PM IST
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According to reports by Times of India, Ojas Desai has been missing ever since he partied with Kapoor.
According to reports by Times of India, Ojas Desai has been missing ever since he partied with Kapoor.
Four days after sharing a health update on social media on Friday, singer Kanika Kapoor of 'Babydoll' fame, featuring Sunny Leone, tested positive for the second screening of COVID-19 on Monday. The Bollywood singer, who is currently being treated at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, has been kept in isolation in a private room with facilities like a toilet, patient-bed, a television, and a Gluten-free diet.

The Director of the Lucknow hospital, Professor RK Dhiman, had released a statement after the 'Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan' singer had complained of bad treatment, and said she felt ‘miserable’ there. The statement read, "Kanika Kapoor has been provided with the best that is possible in a hospital. She must cooperate as a patient and not throw tantrums of a star in Lucknow."

As per a TOI report, Kapoor had attended a house warming party of her maternal uncle on March 13, in Kanpur. After the samples were collected, Kanika’s uncle and his family are a part of the 11 people who have tested negative for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, the 41-year-old singer, who sent political leaders like Vasundhara Raje, her MP son Dushyant Singh and parliamentarians Derek O'Brien and Anupriya Patel into self-quarantine mode after partying with them, also had also come in contact with another a Mumbai-based entrepreneur-friend. According to reports by Times of India, Ojas Desai, who had been missing ever since he partied with Kapoor, has been found and has tested negative for novel coronavirus. Desai further declared in the statement that he is under home quarantine in Juhu, Mumbai, till April 4, 2020, as directed by the authorities.

After Kapoor’s news broke, both Raje and her son tested negative for COVID-19.
After Kapoor’s news broke, both Raje and her son tested negative for COVID-19.

The report also said that the police are trying to trace all 260 people Kapoor came in contact with after she returned to India from London.

As per the Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow, they have been trying to locate Desai but neither do they know his current whereabouts nor do they have his exact address. Out of the 260 people that met the singer at the gatherings, 63 people have been tested negative, while the rest are yet to get screened.

After Kapoor’s news broke, both Raje and her son tested negative for COVID-19. The singer was also booked for negligence and disobedience at Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar police station after she allegedly hid her travel history from the authorities.

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