53 scribes test positive in Mumbai
Mumbai, Apr 20
As many as 53 journalists working for different media organisations tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Mumbai on Monday. According to reports received, majority are asymptomatic cases comprising TV journalists, reporters and camera persons from various media organisations, who have been reporting from ground zero across the city.
The TV Journalist Association (TVJA) with the help of State Government organised a testing camp as precautionary measure as most of the journalists were out on the field to report news and bring real time information.
According to TVJA, the COVID-19 camp was organised in collaboration with BMC and with the help of the Government of Maharashtra as precautionary measure after few journalists in the city tested positive last week.
The camp was organised at TVJA office near Mumbai Press Club where around 167 samples were taken. The 53 positive cases include TV journalists, video journalists and photographers of various news channels.
Courtesy : Mid-day.com