Manipur declares journalists as frontline workers, will vaccinate on priority

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Published: May 6,2021 08:43 AM
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The Manipur government has decided to declare all accredited working journalists as frontline workers. The state will now vaccinate the scribes against Covid-19 on priority.

May 6, 2021: Amid a raging second wave of coronavirus infections, the Manipur government has decided to declare all accredited working journalists as frontline workers. The state will now vaccinate the scribes against Covid-19 on priority.



"We recognise the effort of our journalists to disseminate news and risk they are exposed to, is no less than other frontline workers. In recognition of all accredited working journalist as frontline warriors, the state government will now vaccinate all the journalists on priority," state Chief Minister N Biren Singh wrote on Twitter.





Earlier, the CM had informed that four more Covid care centres, with a capacity of over 1,000 beds, have started functioning in the state.



"250 bedded Covid Care Centre at Bal Bhawan, Khuman Lampak and 70 bedded CCC at Bishnupur have started functioning," the CM had tweeted.