Updated: March 21, 2020 8:19:24 pm
Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and her MP son Dushyant Singh, who were in self-quarantine since yesterday, tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday. They had isolated themselves after singer Kanika Kapoor, who attended a party where both Raje and Dushyant were present, tested positive for the virus.
Expressing relief over their results, Raje tweeted, “After conducting a Covid19 test, I’m happy to inform you that the results came back negative. However, as a preventive measure, my son and I will continue to be in isolation for 15 days.”
After conducting a #Covid19 test, I’m happy to inform you that the results came back negative. However, as a preventive measure, my son and I will continue to be in isolation for 15 days.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) March 21, 2020
Raje also thanked people for their wishes and prayers. “This affection and attachment of you towards me is the asset of my life,” she added.
मेरी #Covid19 की रिपोर्ट नेगेटिव आई है, लेकिन सावधानी के तौर पर मैं फिलहाल आइसोलेशन में हूं तथा स्वास्थ्य सम्बन्धी सभी निर्देशों का पालन कर रहा हूं।
— Dushyant Singh (@DushyantDholpur) March 21, 2020
On Friday, Raje had taken to Twitter to confirm that she and her son decided to quarantine themselves after Kanika tested positive. “While in Lucknow, I attended a dinner with my son Dushyant & his in-laws. Kanika, who has unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19 was also a guest. As a matter of abundant caution, my son & I have immediately self-quarantined and we’re taking all necessary precautions,” Raje wrote on Twitter.
The Bombay-based 41-year-old singer was visiting her family in Lucknow and had reached the city directly from London on March 10. According to locals and neighbours, the singer attended two-three parties hosted in different parts of the city. She was also learnt to have visited a 5-star hotel during her stay there.
In one of the parties hosted by a businessman, the two senior BJP leaders and a Congress leader were also present. Locals said that the singer also visited a parlour in the vicinity of her family residence. A Lucknow resident present in the locality where the party took place claimed that more than 100 people attended the function.
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