Covid-19 infects three more journalists

Updated 02 May 2020

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The number of media persons infected with Covid-19 in Peshawar has risen to six. — File photo
The number of media persons infected with Covid-19 in Peshawar has risen to six. — File photo

PESHAWAR: Three more journalists tested positive for novel coronavirus here on Friday, raising the number of infected media persons to six in Peshawar.

Of the three fresh cases, two belong to a television channel and one to a local newspaper.

Following their tests results were communicated to them, the journalists isolated themselves at their own houses and are taking precautionary measures.

All the three had been covering Covid-19 outbreak for their respective organisations. Two are camerapersons of a TV channel and the third one is a reporter of a newspaper.

Three days ago, two journalist brothers, Aif Shehzad and Wajid Shehzad, were diagnosed with Covid-19. Their two other brothers have also tested positive for the virus.

A cameraperson of a TV channel, Shehzad Kazmi, had also tested positive for the virus.

Published in Dawn, May 2nd, 2020