Over the past week, there have been WhatsApp messages and forwards — stating that newspapers can be avenues of infection. But this has been roundly refuted by health experts and doctors. Nivedita Gupta, chief epidemiologist at ICMR said Covid-19 is a “respiratory infection” and there is “no risk” of catching it through newspapers and packages.
In a video conference with over twenty journalists and stakeholders from print media from across the country on Tuesday, PM Modi underlined the importance of social distancing and asked the media to generate awareness about its importance.
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