The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) on Wednesday advised Print and Electronic Media to ensure the safety of its field staff after a rapid surge in coronavirus cases among media persons.
The Ministry said that it had come to notice that a large number of media persons had contracted the coronavirus while covering the happenings in certain parts of the country.
Given the fact that many media persons including reporters, cameraman, photographers, etc are covering incidents related to COVID-19 in various parts of the country, including containment zones, hotspots, and other COVID affected areas, the I&B Ministry has advised them to take due health and related precautions while performing their duty.
It has asked them to ensure the the field and office staff are taken care. The letter was addressed to the Indian Broadcasting Foundation, News Broadcasters Association, Association of Regional Television Broadcasters of India, and The Indian Newspaper Society.