The singer has been dealing with numerous flak on social media for not disclosing her sickness and as a substitute attending social gatherings. Talking to ETimes, Kanika had stated, “I want to tell people that I’m not the irresponsible person I’m being made to look like. There are these silly rumours that I hid in the washroom to skip screening. Tell me, how is it possible for a person to skip screening at immigration while coming on an international flight? I was properly screened at the Mumbai airport and I stayed in the city for a day. But since everything was closed and no work was happening (because of the industry lockdown due to the coronavirus spread), my parents suggested I come home. So I reached Lucknow on March 11 by the morning flight. And one can check, that at that time there was no advisory issued by the government on anyone travelling from abroad to be under self-quarantine. So how can one expect me to do it, especially when I had been screened and had no health issues till I left Mumbai? In fact, I developed the symptoms only four days ago.”
Kanika is at present in isolation on the Sanjay Gandhi Submit Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow.