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Zee Media confirms 28 employees test positive for Covid2019

Majority of them are asymptomatic, says official statement

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MUMBAI: At least 28 employees of Zee Media have been tested positive for Covid2019, most of them asymptomatic, an official statement from the channel confirms. The network earlier reported one positive case, who had come in direct or indirect contact with all of these employees.

“Due to early diagnosis and pro-active intervention the network was able to detect employees who were positive and were able to break the cycle and contain the infection, in coordination with government and health authorities,” the statement reads.

The channel has shifted its team to an alternative facility for time being and the entire office, newsroom and studios have been sealed for sanitisation.

“The testing of the employees will continue and the ICMR too has relaxed its testing norms to allow us to test asymptomatic individuals,” said the statement.

Zee Media, which has 2500 employees, has assured that “our fearless coverage will continue. And, such challenges will not be able to break our resolve to discharge our duties,” it concludes.

Earlier, over 50 journalists were detected positive for the virus in Mumbai, the majority of them from the broadcast media. Similarly, 27 employees of a Tamil news channel were tested positive last month.

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