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Singer Kanika Kapoor, who was recently discharged from the hospital after testing negative for coronavirus, has finally released an official statement saying that contrary to what was reported, she never hosted any party at a five-star hotel after returning from UK. Kapoor released an official statement explaining her side of the story.
The statement read:
“I know there are several versions of stories out there about me, Some of these seem to be fuelled even more because I have chosen to be silent till now. I stayed quiet not because I am wrong but in-fact being fully aware that there have been misunderstandings and wrong exchanges of information. I was giving time for the truth to prevail and for people to reach their own realisation. I thank my family, friends and supporters for allowing me the space to talk when I am ready. I hope and pray that you all are safe and being careful during this time.”
Kanika further wrote, “Every person that I have come in contact with be it in UK, Mumbai or Lucknow has shown no symptoms of COVID-19, in-fact all those tested have been negative. I travelled from UK to Mumbai on 10th March and was duly screened at the international airport. There was no advisory on that day (UK travel advisory was released on 18 March) that stated that I needed to quarantine myself. I showed no ill health so did not quarantine myself. I travelled to Lucknow the following day on the 11th March to see my family. There was no screening setup for domestic flights. On the 14th and 15th March I attended a friend’s lunch and dinner.
There was no party hosted by me and I was in absolute normal health. I had symptoms on the 17th and 18th March so I requested to be tested. I was tested on the 19th March and on the 20th March when informed that my test was positive, I chose to go to the hospital. I was discharged after 3 negative tests and have since been at home for 21 days. I want to especially thank the doctors and nurses who have so graciously taken care of me during a very emotionally testing time. I hope that all can deal with this matter with honesty and sensitivity.
Negativity thrown at a person does not change the reality.”