South Africa Team on Corona Alert After Sharing Five Star Lucknow Hotel With Infected Singer Kanika Kapoor. The South Africa cricket team, which was in India for a 3-match ODI series in March, stay in the same hotel as novel coronavirus-infectious Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor.
Singer Kanika Kapoor
Kanika Kapoor, who examines positive for the Covid-19 on Friday. After returning from London, had attended a party at the five start Taj hotel in Lucknow. South Africa’s cricket team also stayed in the same hotel.
Kanika Kapoor, who was tested positive for the Covid-19 on Friday, after returning from London, had attended a party at the Taj hotel in Lucknow.
The singer had returned home from London and had attended a big party in the same hotel where team South Africa was staying before the ODI series, which had been later scrapped off.
The hotel has been shut since the new broke out with no reason cited for doing.
The Taj hotel, Lucknow, when contacted, did not provide any official statement.
Before it was ultimately suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The cricket boards of the two countries agreed upon playing out the 3-match ODI series as schedule was made.
South Africa Tour to India
After the first match in Dharamsala became washed out. The remaining 2 ODIs on March 15 and March 18, which were earlier scheduled to play behind closed doors in Lucknow and Kolkata, were indefinitely suspended.
The players and the support staff of the two teams were spotted arriving in Lucknow on March 13 using masks.
After their 3-match ODI series was called off due to the coronavirus outbreak. The South African players and rest of the staff stayed put in Lucknow where the second match was slated before checking into a hotel in Kolkata. On March 16 as the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) took all precautions for their secure return home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team flew back home with a stopover in the then ‘safest’ city Kolkata to catch their connecting flight for Dubai.
“Everything is fine. Their rooms are all sanitized. Our liaison manager, the medical team, are there in two rooms. They are all equipped with special masks, sanitizer. We have spoken to the players, they are fine,”
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Avishek Dalmiya had said after the team’s arrival in Kolkata.
Following the team’s return to their homeland, the players were required to go into self-isolation for a couple of weeks and observe the medical protocol very stringently to stop the spread of coronavirus.
After returning home, the South African players asked to self-isolate themselves for a minimum of 15 days to make sure the safety of themselves and their close individuals.
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