According to the President and CEO of ARY Digital Network, Salman Iqbal, their office in Islamabad has been shut after a significant number of employees tested positive for coronavirus.
In a random testing performed as a precautionary measure, eight employees at ARY have been tested positive for coronavirus out of 20.
Salman Iqbal shared the news on Twitter, saying the office will now be sanitized and all the employees will be tested. The management has further directed all its staff to stay at home.
While many offices have shifted their work online, many employees are still forced to report to their offices amid the outbreak.
Moreover, the nature of work involving news media is perhaps the sort that requires a comprehensive strategy with regard to COVID-19.
Given the situation, the responsibility of implementing SOPs while leaving room for news channels to function purely lies with the administration.
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