Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor, an anchor working with the controversial channel NDTV, has self-quarantined after singer Kanika Kapoor, who is also the sister-in-law of the anchor, was tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.
Taking to Twitter, Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor confirmed that she has been in self-isolation for the last three days after she caught cold. Kapoor also stated that one of her relative i.e Kanika Kapoor was tested positive for the Coronavirus, which has made her go into quarantine. Sonal Kapoor also said she was maintaining at least 15 feet distance from the family.
“After a relative tested positive, I have managed with great difficulty to get a swab test at a hospital, the result for which is still awaited and meanwhile our home has been sanitised,” the NDTV anchor tweeted.
Kanika Kapoor, who is accused of recklessness and has been booked for negligence, spoke to NDTV in an attempt to cover up her negligence. After being tested positive for coronavirus, Kanika Kapoor spoke to NDTV to blame the government for not providing the adequate testing facilities to get screened after she returned from London.
Kanika Kapoor claimed that she had even contacted the government officials 20 times and waited for two days before getting tested. She also stated that her sister-in-law Sonal Kapoor also had to struggle a lot to get tested despite her being a ‘leading journalist of NDTV’.
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor was tested positive on Friday and was sent to isolation at King George Medical University in Lucknow. Before that, she threw a dinner party that was attended by nearly a hundred people. Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant were one of those who attended her dinner party. The BJP MP Singh has now tested negative for the virus.
Kanika Kapoor travelled from London to India and returned to Lucknow on March 15. She had reportedly refrained from informing authorities about her travel history. Upon arriving in Lucknow, Kanika hosted a lavish party for her friends and family at a five-star hotel.
For her shocking recklessness, a complaint has been booked against Kanika Kapoor for negligence and disobedience. The FIR was registered against Kanika Kapoor at Sarojini Nagar police station in Lucknow.
“An FIR was lodged at the Sarojini Nagar police station under IPC Sections 269 – negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life, Section 270 – malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life and Section 188 – disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant),” said a police officer.