A day after 53 journalists tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai, at least 25 people working for a Tamil news channel were found infected in Chennai on Tuesday (April 21), triggering concerns over the press conferences on the infection that are held in the city.
“Not less than 25 people have tested positive of the 90 plus samples (for confirmatory RT-PCR test) taken,” a health department official told PTI. The development comes days after two journalists, including one who worked with the TV channel, tested positive for the contagion in the city.
To a question, the official said the test results of those associated with the television channel were being collated and indicated that the tally of total positives could be “27”. Asked in which hospital they were being admitted, he said a direction has been given to admit them at Omandurar hospital.