The Press Council of India pleads to the Government and all other authorities to help the journalists who have contracted the virus. While reporting on the pandemic from the containment Zone, hotspots, and other COVID affected areas. Moreover, the media people desire for medical help along with support to reduce their misery. However, media persons also advised to take health precautions while performing their duties.
Earlier the PCI had expressed their concern with the Government of Maharashtra. In regards to the prohibition of newspapers in Mumbai and Pune. PCI took suo-moto cognizance. Hence a notice for comments issued to the Chief Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra. Further, in view of their vulnerability, the management of media/publication houses need to take necessary steps to ensure their care.