Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Madhya Pradesh on Monday declared media professionals accredited with the state authorities as ‘frontline staff’.
While making the announcement, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated journalists have been risking their lives whereas doing their responsibility throughout this “harmful interval of COVID-19 pandemic”.
“Therefore, we have now determined to declare all accredited journalists as frontline staff in Madhya Pradesh. They might be taken care of,” Chouhan stated in a video assertion posted on the Twitter deal with of the Chief Minister’s Office.
Around 4,000 journalists are at present accredited with the state authorities, based on a public relations division official.
The official stated the state authorities was but to determine on different modalities relating to this announcement.
Madhya Pradesh reported 12,662 new COVID-19 instances on Sunday, which took its an infection tally to five,88,368, whereas 94 deaths pushed the fatality depend to five,812, as per official knowledge.