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ARY’s Islamabad office closed after 8 staff members test positive for COVID-19

The lives of journalists and media workers  across the country are in danger, especially those who are working in the field without any precautions against COVID-19.

ARY's-Islamabad-officeThis latest development was shared by ARY's CEO Salman Iqbal on social media - OyeYeah News
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ARY’s Islamabad office has been closed after 8 staff members tested positive.

As being reported, 20 employees were tested, out of which 8 were identified as COVID-19 positive, while two have shown symptoms.

This latest development was shared by ARY’s CEO Salman Iqbal on social media.

“As a precautionary measure random testing was done in ARY Isb office,8 reported positive out of 20 tests, 2 have shown symptoms. We have closed our Isb office, all staff will be tested and the office to be sanitised. Till all staff is tested employees have been asked to stay at home”, wrote Salman Iqbal in a Tweet.

The lives of journalists and media workers across the country are in danger, especially those who are working in the field without any precautions against COVID-19.

Earlier, also in Islamabad, employees of Hum News were diagnosed with COVID-19.

While there were reports of coronavirus also being spread among the employees of City 42 in Lahore.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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