“Priority employee rights – Privileges will be granted accordingly,” he added.

Previously, states like Odisha, Bihar, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh have included journalists in the list of frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19.

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, announced Monday that all accredited journalists and state yellow cards will be included in the list of frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19.

Journalists will now be able to benefit from all the advantages, including priority vaccination against the coronavirus.

“Journalists have been taking serious risks covering the pandemic from the field and helping to raise awareness of the pandemic for over a year. They need to be protected. Although many states have raised the demand for their inclusion in the frontline worker category, the Indian government has yet to respond, ”said the chief minister.

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