Covid-19: At least 53 media persons test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai


NATIONAL | APRIL 21, 2020:

In Mumbai, at least 53 media persons have been tested positive for covid 19. A special camp was organized on April 16 and 17 at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai for COVID-19 testing of scribes, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) collected swab samples of 171 mediapersons, including electronic and print media journalists, photographers and cameramen.

Out of the 171 mediapersons, 53 tested positive for coronavirus. Most of those who tested positive are asymptomatic at present. BMC decided to isolate the 53 media persons at a hotel in Goregaon for the next 14 days. Efforts are also on to trace their high and low risk contacts.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has decided to place herself under quarantine after some journalists with whom she had interacted recently tested positive for the coronavirus infection.