At least 53 journalists in the Mumbai have tested positive for COVID-19 and the number is likely to go up, officials said on Monday.
Shiv Sena leader and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Health committee member Amey Ghole said that samples of 167 Mumbai journalists had been collected for the test.
“Out of 167 samples, 53 have come positive for COVID-19. The number could go up,” he added. These 53 journalists include reporters, cameramen of news channels and photojournalists.
TV Journalists’ Association president Vinod Jagdale has also confirmed the news, while an official in the BMC said that most are said to be asymptomatic cases and all have been sent to home quarantine for now.