Ensure "Operational Continuity" Of Media, States Told Amid Virus Crisis

TV channels, news agencies "are of utmost importance to ensure timely and authentic information dissemination", the government circular said.

Ensure 'Operational Continuity' Of Media, States Told Amid Virus Crisis

Over 470 people have tested positive for the virus in the country and nine have died.

New Delhi:

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has directed all states and union territories to ensure "operational continuity" of print and electronic media in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories on March 23, the ministry said robust and essential information dissemination networks like TV channels, news agencies "are of utmost importance to ensure timely and authentic information dissemination".