Out of the 35 occupants of Kanpur’s Kalpana Tower that singer Kanika Kapoor visited, 11 have tested negative. Kanika tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.
Kanika had visited Kalpana Tower to attend the house-warming party of her maternal uncle Vipul Tandon’s flat no 902 in the building. District magistrate Brahma Deo Ram Tiwari said, “As many as 56 people had attended the ‘grah pravesh’ function hosted by Vipul Tandon on March 13.
Chief Medical Officer Ashok Shukla said 35 samples were collected on Friday and Saturday and the test results of 11 came on Monday. “Eleven people of the family including Vipul Tandon, Radhika Tandon, Meena Tandon, Mukul Kumar Tandon, Nandini Tandon, Yash Tandon, Manvi Tandon, Khyati Tandon, Subhash Mehrotra, Ruchi Mehrotra and Sonal Mehrotra have tested negative and the reports of 24 others are awaited,” he said.
The building has now been sanitized even as number of occupants have moved out for the time being.
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor tested positive again in a second test for coronavirus on Monday. The singer’s sample was tested again at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here after her family members raised questions about the initial test reports. Kanika is reported to be stable as of now.
The police are tracing all those who came in contact with her in the last few days. Reportedly, 160 persons came in her contact in three parties after she returned from the UK.
Earlier, the Lucknow police booked Kanika on charges of negligence for attending various social events in the city last week despite being infected with coronavirus and having been instructed by the authorities to isolate herself at her home.