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Covid2019 task force's Dr Shashank Joshi to conduct virtual meeting with IFTPC today

He will address the association on issues related to Covid2019 in non-lockdown situations.

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MUMBAI: Dr Shashank Joshi, member of Covid2019 task force Maharashtra government, will address the members of Indian Film and Television Producers Council (IFTPC) on various issues related to Covid2019 in non-lockdown situations later today via a virtual meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 4 pm on 7 July 2020.

The meeting has been organised to understand the protocols taken while shooting, SOP measures, the state of production currently and much more.

Joshi is an Indian endocrinologist, diabetologist and medical researcher, considered by many as one of the prominent practitioners of the trade in India.

On 20 May, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had asked the entertainment industry to prepare an action plan on limited resumption of film shooting and post-production activities by adhering to social distancing norms amidst the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Finally after seeking permission from Maharashtra government, Film City and district collectors shootings of television, films and OTT resumed on 25 June.

Later, IFTPC (Indian Film and Television Producers Council), FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) and CINTAA (Cine and TV Artistes' Association) resolved their outstanding issues as well which involved releasing of salary within 30 day time frame and other matters. It is mandatory for production houses to have Covid2019 insurance cover for their members. The IFTPC assured that it would follow all the guidelines and precautionary measures issued by the government for shootings.

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