Singer Kanika Kapoor is the first Indian celebrity to have been tested positive for Covid-19. Reports suggest that she had returned from the United Kingdom on Sunday, and hidden her travel history from the authorities Upon return, she stayed in a hotel and even arranged for a party with over 100 people. It is also rumoured that Kanika Kapoor escaped screening at Lucknow airport, by colluding with authorities on the ground and hiding in the washroom. But Kanika Kapoor’s statement is contrasting to this report, Kanika says that she was scanned at the airport as per the protocol.  
Her statement reads as follows: 
“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. 
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,