Report on Shemaroo

Journalists should be vaccinated on priority: Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi CM said journalists should be considered frontline workers.

New Delhi: As the country struggles to combat the second wave of Covid2019 cases, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that journalists should also be treated as ‘frontline workers’ and be considered eligible for the ongoing vaccination drive.

An increasing number of journalists are getting infected with the novel Coronavirus while reporting from the ground. Some of them even lost their lives in the past year. “Journalists are reporting from most adverse situations. They should be treated as frontline workers and should be allowed vaccination on priority. Delhi government is writing to the Centre in this regard,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Uttarakhand has already announced Covid2019 vaccinations for journalists without any age restrictions and ordered to set up vaccination centres for them in the state. "During the ongoing pandemic, the journalists in the state worked like frontline workers in providing the required information to the people about Covid2019 which helped the government significantly," Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat had said on 4 April.

India had kickstarted the vaccination drive on 16 January with two vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin, which were administered to the frontline workers including doctors and hospital staff. The second phase of the vaccination drive began on 1 March, when persons above 60 years of age and those with co-morbidities were permitted to take the jabs. The third phase began on 1 April for people aged above 45 years.

The government has recently approved another vaccine, Russia's Sputnik V, for emergency use.

Meanwhile, in yet another alarming spike, India recorded over 1.84 lakh fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. The daily average of caseloads across the country crossed 1.5 lakh last week. The country has lost as many as 1,000 lives during the last 24 hours. The soaring cases have left the hospitals over-burdened, with a shortage of medical supplies including hospital beds and oxygen cylinders.

Latest Reads
Covid aid: Zee Bangla Cinema says ‘we’re there for you’ with

NEW DELHI: Zee Bangla Cinema, in association with its digital partner Mind and Matter, has launched a website named Amra Achhi ( which means 'We are there' to provide all Covid-related help to people in West Bengal.  The website is a one-stop destination for all information related to...

Television TV Channels Regional
Milagrow founder Rajeev Karwal loses battle against Covid

MUMBAI: Milagrow Robots founder & chairman Rajeev Karwal died of Covid-19 on Wednesday morning after he was on ventilator support for almost a week. He was known for his contribution to the Indian electronics and technology space. 

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
&pictures brings the television premiere of ‘The Power’

MUMBAI: Offering a treat to action movie lovers, &pictures will premiere Vidyut Jammwal's The Power on 15 May at 8 PM. Directed by National award-winning filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar, the film is loaded with high-octane action scenes featuring Jammwal.  Packed with the strong performance of...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
Cartoon Network’s family fun time with Best Summer Ever campaign

NEW DELHI: Kids' entertainment channel Cartoon Network has rolled out the Best Summer Ever campaign for kids and parents, which aims to transform homes into the ultimate destinations for exciting adventures that could be enjoyed with the entire family.  As a part of the Best Summer Ever campaign...

Television TV Channels Kids
The Q India promotes Krishna Menon as COO

The QYOU Media Inc has appointed Krishna Menon as the COO of its Hindi language youth-oriented channel The Q India, available in over 100 million TV households and to over 612 million OTT and mobile users.

Television TV Channels People
CINTAA urges producers to follow Covid SOPs, says lapse could impact the whole unit

The Cine and Television Actors' Association (CINTAA) has urged producers to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) during the shooting and production stages to protect actors from Covid-19. The request from CINTAA comes at a time when several actors have tested positive for Covid, and some of...

Television Production House Fiction
Sony Pictures Sports Network unveils UEFA EURO 2020 fixtures

KOLKATA: With the UEFA EURO 2020 barely a month away, Sony Pictures Sports Network has unveiled the schedule for the biggest football tournament in 2021 gathers pace. The tournament kicks off 11 June 2021 live on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 3 (in Hindi) channels in India.

Television TV Channels Sports
&pictures wins big at Global Digital Marketing Excellence Awards 2021

MUMBAI: &pictures began the award season on a high note by bagging three metals across ‘Global Digital Marketing Excellence Awards 2021’ for its innovative brand refresh campaign – On Nahi, Full On. At ‘Global Digital Marketing Excellence Awards 2021’ &pictures bagged three awards in...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
Remaining IPL matches to be played outside India: BCCI prez Sourav Ganguly

The remainder of the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played outside the country, said Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) head Sourav Ganguly, putting to rest a lot of speculations about the league.

Television TV Channels Sports

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required