Assam government announces Rs 50 Lakh insurance cover for journalists:

Guwahati, April 27: Rs.50 Lakh Insurance cover for all journalists in Assam has been announced by the Government in the state who are reporting during the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Announcing it Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that, the journalists braving their lives are giving adequate coverage of COVID-19 related issues and generating mass awareness across the state.

“As a mark of recognition to the selfless endeavor of the scribes, the state government is announcing this insurance coverage,” Sonowal said.

The Assam Chief Minister also said that, in the battle against COVID-19, the journalists along with the government departments are putting in their selfless services.

The Assam Chief Minister while wishing the journalists for good health and requested them to continue their novel venture in the days to come for the good for society.

Assam has reported 35 COVID-19 positive cases so far and 27 patients were discharged from the hospitals.

One COVID-19 patient died while he was undergoing treatment.

Assam has now seven active positive cases for COVID-19.

An excellent move to give Rs.50 Lakh Insurance cover for all journalists in Assam who are reporting during the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, by the Government.