The Andhra Pradesh Government on the 13th of October, announced an ex gratia of Rs. 5 lakhs to the families of front line warriors of COVID-19 who died of the virus.
In Andhra Pradesh many doctors, sanitation workers, journalists and police succumbed to the deadly virus.
Considering the lives lost of these front line people, the Andhra Pradesh Government announced Rs. 5 lakhs compensation to the journalists of the State who died of COVID-19.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, took the decision to support journalists who have been collecting news ahead of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
K. Srinivasa Reddy, president of the Indian Journalists’ Union, announced about the A.P., Government’s decision on.
Mr. Srinivasa Reddy addressed the media and said that many people are dying due to the Novel Coronavirus in India including journalist. He said, “We want an insurance of 50 lakhs for journalists; as many as thirty eight journalists were killed in Andhra Pradesh and we have brought all these things to the attention of the Government to support them to which CM promised to give Rs. 5 lakh to the families of the deceased journalist. Special beds have also been set up for those taking treatment (sic.)”
In addition, in the past few days, Andhra Pradesh witnessed a decline in the Novel Coronavirus cases.
On the 12th of October, the State reported only 3,224 cases instead of the previous 10,000-7,000 per day cases.
With this, Andhra Pradesh has a total of 7,56,056 cases, of which more than 43,000 are active cases.
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