Journalists wearing surgical masks stand outside the government general hospital. (AP/PTI)
Chennai: At least 25 people, including journalists, working for a Tamil news television channel tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, a health department official said.
"Not less than 25 people have tested positive of the 90 plus samples (for confirmatory RT-PCR test) taken," the official said.
The development comes days after two journalists, including one who worked with the TV channel, tested positive for the contatgion in the city.
To a question, the official said the test results of those associated with the television channel were being collated and indicated that the tally of total positives could be 27.
Asked in which hospital, they were being admitted, he said "a direction has been given to admit them at Omadurar (Government Medical College, Multi Super Specialty Hospital at Government Estate)."