The Press Council of India is saddened to know that a large number of journalists while on call of duty have contracted the COVID virus.
It appeals to the Government and all other authorities to help the journalists those who have contracted the virus while reporting on the pandemic from the containment Zone, hotspots and other COVID affected areas by providing medical help and required support to mitigate their hardships.
The media persons who are working on ground zero are advised to take due health related precautions while performing their duties.
Further keeping in view their vulnerability, the management of media/publication house need to take necessary steps to ensure their care.
Press Council of India
[Press Release dt. 22-04-2020]