Navika Kumar, the Group Editor (politics) at Times Network, confirmed that she has tested positive for COVID-19 today, October 27. The journalist posted a tweet that read, “Have tested positive for COVID 19,” further revealing that she had isolated herself and will be “off the grid” for some time. Read her tweet here:
Have tested positive for COVID 19. Have isolated myself & will be off the grid for some time. Hope to be back soon. 😞☹️
— Navika Kumar (@navikakumar) October 27, 2020
As soon as Navika Kumar confirmed that she had contracted COVID-19 on Twitter, many of her followers replied under her tweet, wishing of a speedy recovery and good health.
Get well soon ma’am . India we will miss our bold voice and ur fearless reporting
— CA Vikas Singh (CS CMA) (@vikaskumar1988) October 27, 2020
Get well soon .. wish for your speedy recovery!!!!
— Pawan Nara (@pawan_nara) October 27, 2020
Within hours, her tweet garnered 3.8 thousand likes and was retweeted 425 times.
Kumar is very active on Twitter and regularly posts updates from her personal and professional life. On October 22, she tweeted about her visit to a New Delhi hotel.
Lovely afternoon @TajMahalHotel #MachanRediscovered. New renovated but the same feeling of homecoming. Lovely Eco friendly decor with bamboo and straw. And of course signature friendly impeccable service. @RUBYSINGHAHUJA #PuneetChhatwal pic.twitter.com/YzGRikbdm5
— Navika Kumar (@navikakumar) October 22, 2020
What You Should Know:
- Journalist Navika Kumar has tested positive for COVID-19.
- “Have isolated myself & will be off the grid for some time. Hope to be back soon,” Kumar tweeted today.
- Earlier this month, several Bollywood production houses initiated legal action against Kumar and three other journalists for “irresponsible reporting”.
Earlier this month, several Bollywood production houses initiated legal action against Arnab Goswami and Pradeep Bhandari of Republic TV, as well as Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar of Times NOW. They filed a civil suit at the Delhi High Court against the journalists’ “irresponsible reporting” during the coverage of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case and the resultant drug-nexus investigation into Bollywood.
Consequently, Kumar responded to the suit with a tweet insinuating that Bollywood celebrities were trying to “intimidate” her network.“If fighting for justice invites court cases, bring it on,” wrote Kumar in a tweet. Read more about it here.
If fighting for justice invites court cases, bring it on. All the a-listers can come together but India will continue to fight for the truth. You can’t intimidate us @TimesNow & can’t take away the viewers who believe in us. Let Truth prevail. @aamir_khan @iamsrk @karanjohar
— Navika Kumar (@navikakumar) October 12, 2020
Picture Credits: Times NOW
Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.