Priyanka Chopra Jonas visits salon, allegedly flouts UK COVID19 rules
Priyanka Chopra Jonas visited a salon in London on Wednesday evening, seemingly violating the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules.
According to a report, Priyanka arrived at the salon with her mother, Madhu Chopra, and pet Diana at around 4.55pm. Celebrity stylist Josh Wood was also present. The police were alerted of the breach and reached the salon to give a verbal reminder to the owner. No fine was imposed.
A report quoted a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police as saying, "Police were alerted at around 17:40hrs on Wednesday, 6 January to reports of a Covid breach taking place within a hairdressers on Lansdowne Mews, Notting Hill. Officers attended and the owner of the salon was given a verbal reminder of the important need to comply with all regulations regarding Covid-19 and signposted to other sources of advice. No fixed penalty notices were issued."
Priyanka is reportedly stranded in London with her husband, Nick Jonas. She was in the city to shoot for her upcoming film, Text For You. While filming was originally supposed to end later this month, the production team is trying to arrange for everyone to return to the US at the earliest.
Priyanka Chopra's team has denied the allegations saying that the salon had been opened for her private use as part of preparations for Text For You, a film she is currently shooting in London.
They added that film and television production is permitted to continue in the country as per UK COVID-19 regulations and that the officers were shown the required paperwork that legally permitted Priyanka to visit the salon.
The UK is under a total lockdown, possibly until mid-February, to curb spiraling cases amid rising concerns surrounding a more infectious new variant of the virus. The regulations state that ‘personal care services’, including salons and spas, must close.