Chennai (Tamil Nadu):
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday introduced jounalists and media professionals as frontline staff. The journalists will now be eligible for all advantages; they can even be included within the COVID-19 vaccination precedence record.
In a tweet, Stalin mentioned, all journalists working in newspapers and the visible media danger their lives and their work shall be thought of as frontline staff in Tamil Nadu.
“All media individuals working in newspapers, visible and audio media on the danger of their lives on account of rain, solar and floods shall be thought of as frontline workers in Tamil Nadu,” Stalin tweeted in Tamil.
“Rights of Precedence Workers – Privileges shall be given to them accordingly,” he added.
Earlier, sates together with Bihar, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh have included journalists within the record of frontline warriors within the battle towards COVID-19.