COVID-19: Kanika Kapoor stayed at same hotel where South African players stayed in Lucknow

Kanika Kapoor stayed at same hotel, where South African players stayed in Lucknow

Baby Doll singer Kanika Kapoor who has been under enormous scrutiny after her careless action in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak was tested positive for the virus in Lucknow on Saturday.

After returning from the UK, Kanika hosted a party, inviting almost 100 people there before getting tested positive for the virus. Apparently, she stayed at the same hotel where all the South Africa Cricketers stayed as they came to India for the ODI series. The Proteas were staying in the Lucknow hotel as the second ODI match was set to be played at the Ekana Cricket Stadium on March 15.


The whole tour was called off due to the growing cases of the Coronavirus globally, as a preventive measure by the Cricket Boards of both the countries. The Proteas left India last Tuesday with a small stepover in Kolkata. But now the latest news has surfaced with a CCTV footage released showing that Kanika was briefly seen attending a news channel’s annual conclave held at the same hotel. 

“There are reports that she dined in the hotel’s buffet and also attended several guests in the lobby. She was living there at a time when the South African team was staying in the hotel for the ODI match (against India), which eventually was called off. There is information that Kanika was seen briefly attending a news channel’s annual conclave held at the hotel. Therefore, it is important to scan the CCTV footage and list those who came in contact with her,” The officer who was a part of the security team said.

Meanwhile, the authorities at the Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS where the singer is being treated has asked the singer to  ‘not throw tantrums of a star’ and cooperate with them after she got tested with the Coronavirus. 

‘Kanika Kapoor has been provided the best that is possible in a hospital. She must co-operate as a patient and not throw tantrums of a star. She is being provided a Gluten-Free Diet from Hospital Kitchen. She has to co-operate with us,” Dr. RK Dhiman, Director, Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Lucknow said.

“Facility provided to her is an isolated room with a toilet, patient-bed and a television. The ventilation of her room is air-conditioned with a separate Air Handling Unit for Covid-19 unit. Utmost care is being taken but she must first start behaving as a patient and not a star,” he said.

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