On May 18,Today around 28 Zee news employees tested positive for deadly disease Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As per reports, Newsroom, office and studios has been sealed. Its been said they are operating from their new building of WION( one of the branch of Zee).
In a statement released by Editor-in-chief Sudhir Choudhary of Zee on behalf of Zee News on twitter stated, “The global pandemic has now become a personal story for Zee Media. Last Friday, one of our colleagues tested positive for COVID-19. As a responsible organisation, we initiated mass testing of all those who could have been in direct or indirect contact with the said individual.”
“So far 28 of our team mates have tested positive. Fortunately, most of them are asymptomatic and not complaining of any discomfort. We believe this is because of early diagnosis and pro-active intervention.”
These are difficult times. 28 of my colleagues at @ZeeNews have tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully all of them are fine,mostly asymptomatic. I wish them a speedy recovery and salute their courage & professionalism. Sharing the official statement with you,”Sudhir Choudhary tweeted.
These are difficult times. 28 of my colleagues at @ZeeNews have tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully all of them are fine,mostly asymptomatic. I wish them a speedy recovery and salute their courage & professionalism. Sharing the official statement with you. pic.twitter.com/50yW2auj0Y
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) May 18, 2020
The statement further read,” At the moment, Zee Media Corporation Ltd has 2,500 employees, by far the largest in the private sector. “We are committed to the safety of each one of them,” the statement said.
He said, these challenging times of COVID-19 has nit been able to shaken the morale of the team of zee.
“Such challenges will not be able break our resolve to discharge our duties with utmost sincerity and unmatched passion. We wish all our employees a speedy recovery, Zee announced.