Treat Journalists Who Die Of COVID-19 As Corona Warriors: Press Council To Centre, States

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New Delhi: The Press Council of India recommended the Centre and state governments to treat journalists, who die of coronavirus, as COVID-19 warriors like doctors and offer other benefits, as per a report by Hindustan Times.

In its letter, the PCI stated that “The Council recommends to the Central Government to include the journalists, who died due to Covid-19, in the category of Covid warriors like doctors and others and confer them with the same benefits.”

The Centre has announced `50 lakh compensation for doctors and other frontline workers who die fighting the pandemic.

Press Associations such as the Indian Journalists Union, Indian News Cameramen Association, and National Union of Journalists have also submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare journalists as Covid-19 warriors.

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