I&B Ministry tells media to take precaution while covering COVID-19 outbreak

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Wednesday issued an advisory to print and electronic media to take adequate precautions while covering incidents related to COVID-19.

In a letter, issued to all print and electronic media organisations, the I&B Ministry said that it has come to the notice of the Ministry that a large number of media persons have recently contracted COVID-19 while covering the happenings in certain parts of the country.

In view of the fact that media persons including reporters, cameramen, photographers etc are covering incidents relating to COVID-19 in various parts of the country involving travel amongst others, to containment zones, hotspots, and other COVID affected areas, it is advised that all media persons may take due health and related precautions while performing their duties, the letter read.

Further, the management of media houses is requested to take necessary care of the field staff as well as office staff, the Ministry added.

―Times Now

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