Hashwani took to Instagram to confirm that she had tested negative for the virus. calling the social media rumors “uncalled for and unproductive slander”:
With so much misinformation being disseminated via various channels (mainly looking at you, WhatsApp) in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest celebrity to become a victim of false claims is Sana Hashwani of designer duo Sana Safinaz.
“We are sharing Sana Hashwani’s test results in order to dispel the rumours that she has Covid19. Sana returned from the UK and took the test as a precaution so as not to endanger family members with compromised immunity. She tested negative but nonetheless placed herself under self-isolation as any sensible person returning from abroad should do at this time,” read the official statement.
“The virus can affect anyone and it is our social moral and religious duty to fight against it in whichever way we can. Using another person’s photograph is a gross violation of her privacy and an incredibly callous act.”