53 Mumbai journalists have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that 53 journalists in Mumbai have tested positive for COVID-19.


“53 journalists in Mumbai tested positive for COVID-19; and all are under isolation. Samples of 171 journalists reporting from the field, including Photographers, Video Journalists and Reporters, were collected. Most of the journalists with COVID-19 were asymptomatic,” BMC said.


“Their samples were taken on Thursday and Friday last week. And their results came yesterday and today,” it added.


Maharashtra is among the hotspot states in the country due to COVID-19, with a total of 4,204 cases, including 223 deaths so far. 

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