Fifty three journalists reporting from the ground in Mumbai have tested positive for Coronavirus. They have now been isolated.
As reported by ANI, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had collected samples from 171 journalists including photographers, reporters and video journalists who have been reporting from the ground. These samples were collected during a special camp held on 16 and 17 April at Azad Maidan.
"Out of the 171 media persons, 53 tested positive for coronavirus," BMC spokesperson Vijay Khabale has been quoted as saying.
The Covid-19 positive journalists are said to be asymptomatic - that is they are currently not showing any symptoms associated with Covid-19. Efforts are now underway to trace the contacts of these journalists.
As of yesterday (19 April) Mumbai had recorded a total of 2,798 cases and 131 deaths.
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