FIFTY THREE JOURNALISTS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN INDIA

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Fifty three journalists have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease in India.

Majority of them belong to a television news channel, in Mumbai, India’s financial capital.

Report says one hundred and sixty seven journalists were tested by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation over the weekend and one out of every three tested positive.

In a televised news conference, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry Luv Aggarwal called the development “unfortunate,” and stressed the need to stay indoors unless it was absolutely necessary to step out.

Most of the journalists testing positive are asymptomatic cases.

The cases came into light after a senior journalist in the city, Ashok Bagriya, tweeted that an entire team had tested positive. He asked media houses to facilitate journalists.

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