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President Ram Nath Kovind To Be Tested For Coronavirus


Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind is likely to undergo coronavirus test today. As per Rashtrapati Bhavan sources, President Kovind’s decision to undergo the test comes in the wake of BJP MP Dushyant Singh’s participation in an event which was also attended by Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who was later tested positive for COVID-19.

BJP MP Dushyant Singh is now under self-quarantine after attending a party where Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who has tested positive for novel coronavirus, was present.

Sources said Dushyant Singh had even attended the Parliament and went for a private dinner with some MPs. He reportedly also attended a function organised at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On March 18, President Ram Nath Kovind had hosted the Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan MPs for breakfast at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Ram Nath Kovind will follow all the prescribed norms of the government and all his programmes will be postponed, added sources.

Also Read: Coronavirus: Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor Booked For Negligence

Earlier on Friday, the Bollywood singer took to social media and revealed that she developed coronavirus symptoms recently and is now isolated.

Later, BJP leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje informed that she and her son Dushyant Singh have been self-quarantined. They were among the politicians who had attended a dinner in Lucknow recently where Kanika Kapoor was a guest.

“While in Lucknow, I attended a dinner with my son Dushyant & his in-laws. Kanika, who has unfortunately tested positive for #Covid19 was also a guest. As a matter of abundant caution, my son & I have immediately self-quarantined and we’re taking all necessary precautions,” tweeted BJP leader Vasundhara Raje.

Also Read: Singer Kanika Kapoor Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Yogi Orders FIR Against Her

It is pertinent to mention here that the Bollywood singer has been booked and FIR registered against her at Sarojini Nagar police station.

“An FIR was lodged at the Sarojini Nagar police station under IPC Sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant),” as per a PTI report.

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