Hyderabad: Six staffers working with an English news channel based in Hyderabad, have been tested positive for COVID-19. All five asymptomatic, reportedly came in contact with a cameraman who was tested positive earlier. This is besides the four (three camera men and one senior Journalist ) who were earlier tested COVID positive.

Meanwhile, Telangana reported four more COVID-19 deaths and 99 new cases on 2 June, including seven employees of a media house in Hyderabad and four postgraduate students of Osmania Medical College.

The four deceased include a 42-year-old man with a pre-existing cardiac problem, a 41-year-old man with known morbidity of the thyroid, and two women - one 70-year-old and the other a 60-year-old - with known hypertension, according to the latest health bulletin.

Meanwhile, 12 migrants tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation also saw its highest number of cases, 70, while Ranga Reddy reported seven cases, Medchal three, and Nalgonda two. Mahabubnagar, Sanga Reddy, Siddipet, Mancherial, and Jagityal each reported one case. So far, 212 deportees and 204 migrants have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. All are undergoing treatment.

“A large number of migrants are returning from various states. They are under home quarantine and the district authorities are monitoring their status while symptomatic migrants are being tested. The majority of the migrants are arriving from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Bihar. We request people to inform the local authorities in case they identify any new persons or migrants who have newly arrived in their towns and villages so as to ensure that they strictly adhere to home quarantine guidelines,” the health bulletin said.

“The government of India has airlifted 458 deportees. They have been quarantined in government quarantine centers in the state,” it added.

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