Not long ago, a report regarding a press reporter testing positive for coronavirus surfaced. Now, to our shock, 26 employees of Sathyam TV tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Samples of 95 employees were collected by the medical team after a sub-editor working with the channel was tested positive for the virus. The operations of the channel have been suspended.
The whole world is terrorized right now and is combating the deadly disease COVID 19 to avoid heavy damages. The virus killed more than 1,70,000 people across the world so far and is expected to spread more. Every countries are implementing safety measurements such as social distancing and are keenly intended in maintaining hygiene. The disease initially discovered in China and the most affected country due to the disease is Italy. However, the main, accurate reason behind the virus is still undiscovered.
Tamilnadu conformed 1477 positive cases so far and 15 people died of the disease so far. The central government has ordered the states to continue lockdown till 3rd of May month. On Sunday, 105 positive cases reported and 43 more positive cases reported on Monday. Now, as the results of 26 people from Sathiyam Tv showed positive, many people are expressing their fear over the existence of community spread in state Tamilnadu as the news is spreading like wildfire. sathyam TV’s MD has addressed the press and said that there will be no live telecast from now on and added that he will abide by all the rules of the government.
“After the Sathyam TV staff was tested positive to Covid-19, the medical team collected nasal swabs of about 95 people at Sathyam TV and about 26 people were tested positive to Covid-19. They were admitted to the corona ward in GH.” read the tweet of a Sonia Arunkumar, a journalist.
/After the Sathyam TV staff was tested positive to Covid-19, the medical team collected nasal swabs of about 95 people at Sathyam TV and about 26 people were tested positive to Covid-19. They were admitted to the corona ward in GH./ 🙄🙄— Sonia Arunkumar (@rajakumaari) April 21, 2020
Earlier, a 24 year old press reporter of a daily newspaper, tested positive and was admitted in Rajiv Gandhi government hospital. The entire street in Triplicane where he lived was sealed by the officials. On 20th of April, 3 reporters from Chennai reported positive for the novel coronavirus.
News of corona positives coming in fast and furious from various sections of chennai today. Apartments in abiramapuram, t nagar , Pazhamudircholai in W Mambalam sealed. 26 staff members of sathyam tv COVID+ve, admitted in GH. contact tracing in full swing.— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) April 21, 2020
Tamilnadu currently has 31 testing labs, including 10 private labs. People are strictly advised to stay at home to avoid the spread of virus. The state government earlier announced that there will be a relax in lockdown after 20th of April and withdrew the announcement soon after seeing the number of positive cases increasing in the state.