Old pictures showing Princes Charles meeting Kanika Kapoor. The singer tested positive for coronavirus recently
Old pictures showing Princes Charles meeting Kanika Kapoor. The singer tested positive for coronavirus recently|Twitter
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FACTCHECK: Prince Charles did not get COVID-19 from Kanika Kapoor

Old photos of Prince Charles meeting ‘Baby Doll’ singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive recently, at a party in 2015 go viral after the British royal’s coronavirus diagnosis

Shoubhik Roy Choudhury

London/New Delhi: As soon as news reports of Britain’s Prince Charles testing positive for COVID-19 virus, commonly known as coronavirus, circulated on Wednesday, some old pictures of an event where Baby Doll singer and Bollywood celebrity Kanika Kapoor met the British royal went gone viral on social media, especially in India.

People are quick to react to and raise questions as to how both the people in the picture have been affected by the virus by and large at a same time. It has been reported that the pictures were from a royal event held in 2015.

Meanwhile, Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for the third time, is currently under treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow.

According to reports, the Prince and his wife, Camilla, are currently self-isolating at home in Scotland. The Duchess of Cornwall also tested but does not have the virus, a statement issued in this regard claimed.

“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks,” the statement added.

Kapoor needs to test negative at least twice to be released from observation. She had arrived from London and stayed at Hotel Taj and attended parties instead of quarantining herself for 14 days.

She had hidden her travel details from the authorities. She also attended a party which was attended by several politicians, socialites and businessmen including former Rajashthan CM Vasundhara Raje and parliamentarian Dushyant Singh.

All of those who had attended the parties tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

She tested positive for the virus on Sunday for the second time after her family members objected to the first report.

Kapoor was booked by Lucknow police for negligence for attending social events, instead of isolating herself at home, as suggested by the authorities.

She has been booked under Sections 188, 269, and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sarojini Nagar police station in the city. The chief medical officer (CMO) of Lucknow had complained about her.

Earlier this week, hospital authorities had released a statement, strongly reprimanding her for “throwing tantrums”.

“Kanika Kapoor has been provided the best that is possible in a hospital. She must co-operate as a patient and not throw tantrums of a star. She is being provided a Gluten-Free Diet from hospital kitchen. She has to co-operate with us,” Dr RK Dhiman, director, Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Lucknow, said.

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