On 31st March, 2020
bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has been tested positive for the fifth time for the coronavirus syndrome. Sample test are carried out every 48 hours. She has been admitted in Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS).
The Lucknow District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash had ordered an FIR against singer Kanika Kapoor on 20th March, 2020 when it was revealed for the first time that she had tested positive for the virus. She was booked under the provisions of Section 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life)
and Section 270 (Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life)
of the Indian Penal Code, 1860
for having allegedly evading the screening at the airport after her return from the United Kingdom. It has been reported that before testing positive for the COVID-19 outbreak, she had taken part in multiple parties attended by parliamentarians including Dushyant Singh and Vasundhara Raje.
Further to which she has been criticized over social medias for attending parties and allegedly spreading the virus. On 30th March, 2020, Kanika had shared a quote on Instagram that read, “ Life teaches us to make good use of time, while time teaches us the value of life” and wrote in caption, “Going off to bed. Sending you all loving vibes. Stay safe you guys. Thank you for your concern but I am not in the ICU. I am fine. I hope my next test is negative. Waiting to go home to my kids and family...miss them!”