South African team in India stayed in the same hotel where the coronavirus affected Singer Kanika Kapoor attended a party as per the reports. The members of the team are already in self-isolation but this is definitely a matter of concern amid the outbreak.
Kanika Kapoor, the famous Bollywood singer was tested positive for the Covid-19 on Friday. After returning from London, the highly affected country by the novel COVID19 she had attended a party at the Taj hotel in Lucknow. South African cricket team as suggested by reports was staying in the same hotel as they went to Lucknow from Dharamshala to play their second ODI against India. But eventually, both matches were cancelled and the Proteas were sent home.
Now according to an official, “There are reports that she dined at the hotel and also attended to several guests in the lobby.” The source further added, “She was living there at a time when the South African team was staying in the hotel for the ODI match, 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.”
South Africa team in self-isolation
The first match was rained out and then the remainder of the series was cancelled amid the pandemic threat. The South African team finally checked into a hotel in Kolkata on March 16 and the Cricket Association of Bengal took all precautions. CAB president Avishek Dalmiya said, “Everything is fine. Their rooms are all sanitised. Our liaison manager, medical team are also there in two rooms. They are all equipped with special masks, sanitiser. We have spoken to the players, they are fine.”
As a precaution measure, the team and the support staffs were sent to self-isolation as soon they landed in South Africa.
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