Singer Kanika Kapoor is reported to have stayed in the same Lucknow hotel and at the same time as the visiting South Africa team which was in the city earlier this month for an ODI series against India. Kanika tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and was staying in the city since March 11.

As per reports, the Uttar Pradesh health department has formed over 100 teams to track down all possible individuals who may have come into contact with Kanika.

“There are reports that she dined in the hotel’s buffet and also attended several guests in the lobby,” an official was quoted as saying by The Times of India on Sunday. “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’s ill-fated ODI tour came to an end without a ball being bowled due to rain in Dharamsala and then the coronavirus pandemic as they left for home at the beginning of this week.

Kanika has come under severe criticism for allegedly lying about her travel history and then attending two parties that included high-profile officials and politicians.

“She flouted instructions on home isolation despite being a potential case of Covid-19 Instead of staying at home, she went socialising. Now after having tested positive, she has now put everyone who came in contact with her at risk,” Dr Narendra Agarwal, Lucknow’s chief medical officer, said.

Agarwal has also field an FIR with the UP police against Kanika for negligence.