Kanika Kapoor, South Africa Cricket Team
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Covid 19 threat: South African team stayed in the same hotel in Lucknow as Kanika Kapoor

People all over the globe have been severely affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. South Africa cricket team, which has now returned back to their country after India tour was called off, has gotten a scare of exposure to the virus as it has been reported that the Indian singer, Kanika Kapoor, who was tested positive for the virus infection was in the same hotel as the Proteas side while their stay in Lucknow.

According to a TOI report, a team of experts is scanning video footage and CCTV records of the hotel where Kanika stayed.


Also, as per the officers engaged in the surveillance of the footage, it is still to be confirmed if Kanika came in contact with any of the cricketers in the hotel. “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 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,” one of the officers was quoted as saying by Times of India.


Kanika has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times. She has been accused of escaping from the airport on her return from London and also attended several parties and functions despite the 14-day quarantine protocol which has been put in place by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the governments across the world.

On the other hand, the members of the South African cricket team have been in 14-day quarantine on their return from the nation.


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