Bhopal, March 25, 2020:
At a time when media personnel are finally starting to get due recognition in their untiring efforts to keep the citizenry informed amid the threat of the coronavirus (or COVID-19), reports have started emerging that an eminent journalist from Bhopal has been infected by the new virus named Sars-CoV-2.
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Zeba Warsi, a CNN-IBN correspondent, sharing the news on Twitter, wrote that after the scribe was tested positive for the COVID-19 virus strand, most journalists in Bhopal have been asked to self quarantine and get tested if they show any symptoms. The journalist who has tested positive had attended a Press conference recently, she went on to add.
More: The journalist’s daughter had returned from abroad and tested positive a few days ago.
He was in quarantine after this. But had already met other journos in the PC by then.
Hope everyone else remains healthy. #Coronavirusindia
— Zeba Warsi (@Zebaism) March 25, 2020
Additionally, the journalist’s daughter had returned from abroad and tested positive a few days ago. He was in quarantine after this, however, reports have started emerging that he had interacted with several local journalists at the press conference which he had attended.
It may be further mentioned here that the journalist in question had attended the press conference called by Kamal Nath last week. All those who came in touch with the patient have now been quarantined. That was incidentally Nath’s last presser as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
According to Worldometers data, eleven people have died due to coronavirus in India, the latest death being that of a man in Tamil Nadu. Worldwide, 18,953 people have died because of the virus.
Maharashtra has the highest number of cases in the entire country. The tally stands at 112 positive cases. It reported five new coronavirus cases since Tuesday night, taking the number of cases in the state to 112.
In the Northeast, a 23-year-old girl from Manipur was detected positive on Tuesday morning, making it the first case of the Northeast region.
According to the Test Report of the 23-year-old, she developed the first sign of the illness two days ago and on Tuesday morning she was declared as 2019-nCoV ‘Positive’. Her test was carried out at The Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), in Imphal.
Since then, another man has tested POSITIVE for the virus strand – a 50-year-old man from Mizoram. According to reports, the patient is a 50-year-old man who recently returned from Amsterdam in Holland with his family. The test was tested at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). An Inside Northeast source said that the man who has been detected COVID-19 positive is a pastor. He has been admitted right now in a medical college. He recently returned from Holland with his family on March 16, and started exhibiting symptoms on March 22. They have all been placed under isolation.” The news of the first positive case in Mizoram has also been confirmed by the State’s Health Minister R Lalthangliana earlier today while addressing the press.
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