Because of the rising cases of coronavirus in India, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India on Wednesday wrote to media institutions urging them to take prudent measures against the propagation of the virus.
The ministry has also asked the media institutions to take care of their representatives who go out in the field and report.
The letter was written by G.C. Aron, director of the I&B Ministry, said, given several journalists are getting infected with the virus in recent days, they must take precautions while reporting from hotspots and containment zones.
The Ministry has also advised reporters, camerapersons, photographers to take care of their health on a priority basis.
The I&B ministry advisory has come after several media persons were infected with the COVID-19 disease in Mumbai and other parts of the country while covering stories.
At least 53 media persons from Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus and some in other parts of the country, too.
The Delhi government has said that it will start COVID-19 testing for media persons from Wednesday,