Over 100 teams, comprising around 1,000 members of the local administration and the UP health department, have been tasked to track down all possible contacts of singer
during her stay in the city since March 11. She tested positive on Friday, and now it has come to light that the South African
team was in the same hotel where Kanika stayed after her return from London.
On Saturday, the team scanned nearly 22,000 residents living near Kanika’s house. Another team of experts is scanning video footages and CCTV records of the five-star hotel in Lucknow where Kanika stayed between March 14 and 16.
“There are reports that she dined in the hotel’s buffet and also attended several guests in the lobby. She was living there at a time when the South African team was staying in the hotel for the ODI match (against India), which eventually was called off. There is information that Kanika was seen briefly attending a news channel’s annual conclave held at the hotel. Therefore, it is important to scan the CCTV footage and list those who came in contact with her,” said an officer engaged in surveillance.
“She flouted instructions on home isolation despite being a potential case of Covid-19… Instead of staying at home, she went socialising. Now after having tested positive, she has now put everyone who came in contact with her at risk,” said Dr Narendra Agarwal, Lucknow’s chief medical officer, who also lodged an FIR against the singer.
Due to the
outbreak, the ODI series between India and South Africa was postponed. The first game of the three-match series was washed out.
has also suspended all forms of cricket for 60 days.