COVID-19: Haryana govt announces insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh for journalists

The decision comes days after several journalists tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai and Chennai.

Written by April 23, 2020 16:38

New Delhi: Haryana government on Thursday announced an insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh each for journalists who are reporting in the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

ML Khattar - Haryana Budget

“The state government has decided to provide insurance of Rs 10 lakh each to all journalists who are reporting during coronavirus pandemic,” Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said in a statement.

The decision comes days after several journalists tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai and Chennai.

Earlier on April 21, the West Bengal government had extended the insurance scheme to accredited journalists in view of COVID-19 outbreak in the country. (ANI)