A total of 1,087 Covid-19 positive cases, which include 888 cases from areas under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, were reported in Telangana on Saturday.

Several journalists, doctors are now affected by Covid-19 and are under quarantine. After permission for shooting has been granted by the government, a few TV celebrities in the Telugu TV industry are also reported to have been infected by Covid-19. The situation is causing panic among people leading to gossip on who is infected by Coronavirus.

Recently, news that Telugu TV anchor, director Omkaar was infected by Covid-19 has gone viral on social media. After shootings have resumed, Omkaar participated in the shooting of a reality show — Ismart Jodi. The buzz is that during this time, he was infected by Coronavirus.

https://twitter.com/SarveshTv/status/1277127009253175296/

Fact Check:

The above claim that TV anchor Omkaar is infected with Covid-19 infection is FALSE.

His family has rebuked these statements. They released a clarification that he had undergone the Covid-19 test and that the result was negative. He is fine and safe.

Here are some of the mainstream media reports:
https://www.eenadu.net/cinema/latestnews/omkar-anchor-clarifies-about-he-affected-by-coronavirus/0200/120080175

https://telugu.samayam.com/tv/news/telugu-anchor-omkar-reportedly-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/articleshow/76665216.cms

Therefore, the news that host and director Omkaar of the Telugu TV industry is affected by Coronavirus is FALSE.

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist.
Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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