Roshan Dias
Roshan Dias
Jitendra Dixit/ Twitter

Employees of several media houses have tested positive to the virus and the situation is so bad that a TV 9 journalist Roshan Dias succumbed to the virus on May 21, Thursday.

Journalist Jitendra Dixit confirmed the news of Dias' demise and said, "Corona has begun taking its toll in news organisations of Mumbai. Lost my friend & former colleague in Star News Roshan Dias. Dias was currently working with TV-9. He was a gentle, cheerful young man. RIP."

Earlier, On Monday, 28 Zee News employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as the media organisation conducted mass testing after one of its employees tested positive on Friday, said the organisation in a statement.

The COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the second consecutive day on Saturday with 6,654 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to over 1.25 lakh, while the toll rose to 3,720 after 137 more deaths, the Union Health Ministry said.

The active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 69,597, while 51,783 people have recovered and a patient has migrated, according to the ministry bulletin.

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