Health Minister of Uttar Pradesh Jai Pratap Singh has tested negative for the Wuhan Coronavirus after attending a party with singer Kanika Kapoor, reported PTI. The Bollywood singer had tested positive following her return to India from the United Kingdom on Sunday. The singer had then proceeded to throw a dinner party that was attended by numerous influential people.
UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh, who was at a party with singer Kanika Kapoor, tests negative for coronavirus: official sources— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) March 21, 2020
Earlier, Dushyant Singh, who had attended Kanika Kapoor’s dinner party along with his mother Vasundhara Raje, had tested negative in his first sampling taken to test for coronavirus infection. They will remain in quarantine despite for the time being. Dushyant Singh had attended the Parliament the next day and interacted with fellow MPs raising serious health concerns for his colleagues. Dushyant was also among the MPs who had met President Kovind recently.
Subsequently, a case was registered against singer Kanika Kapoor at Sarojini Nagar police station in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh for negligence (IPC Section 269), disobedience of an order issued by a public servant (IPC Section 188) and spread of the deadly Wuhan virus, COVID-19 (IPC Section 270), following a complaint filed by the Lucknow Chief Medical Officer.