At least 23 more journalists were tested positive in Telangana on Sunday during a special drive conducted by the Medical and Health department officials in the old secretariat building.
According to the information available, the government has arranged a special covid screening for the journalists following a repeated request made by the Chairman of Telangana Media Academy wherein over 1000 journalists underwent covid tests since two days. Nearly 9 people were tested positive on Saturday while 14 others were detected on Sunday taking the total number of positive cases among journalists fraternity to 55.
It may be recalled, that a budding TV journo Manoj died recently due to Coronavirus. Most of these journos who were detected positive are active in reporting from different places including from Pragati Bhavan recently. They all have been shifted to Gandhi hospital for treatment.