Karnataka Journalists To Be Vaccinated On Priority As Frontline Workers: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa
The Karnataka government has declared all journalists in the state as frontline workers and will consider them for priority vaccination against COVID-19, state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.
The move comes amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the state -- 44,631 cases were recorded today, with 20,870 cases in Bengaluru alone.
"Our government has decided to consider journalists as frontline workers and accord priority in vaccination against Covid-19," the chief minister said in a tweet today. The journalists will get the vaccine shot free of cost.
Our government has decided to consider journalists as frontline workers and accord priority in vaccination against Covid-19.
The chief minister, however, asked journalists not to cover incidents in a manner which creates fear among people. "There is a health emergency situation in the state as well as the country. It is the responsibility of the media to point out flaws and shortcomings but showing one issue continuously will create fear among people," Mr Yediyurappa said after a special cabinet meeting.