COVID-19: People in dilemma over newspaper

COVID-19: People in dilemma over newspaper

New Delhi, May 9: Information and communication during the present trying time is facing a challenge with virtually the print media being ‘refused’ and the people asking for scientific clarifications from all media houses in this regard.
According to sources, people, who refused newspaper earlier citing health issues are now under some ‘dilemma’ and seeking the clarifications from the media houses.
The sources, further informed that in some localities of Delhi and other places, the people are divided over the matter.
Barring a news channel, no clarification has come so far with regard to the fear of spread of Coronavirus through newspapers.
Earlier, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had maintained that there was no fear of contamination of Covid-19 from newspapers, which however, failed to completely ‘assure’ people.
Incidentally, some celebrities like BCCI president Saurabh Ganguly and a singer of national reputation were seen on a news channel advocating for “newspapers in such challenging time”.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava had asked the beat officers to ensure that newspaper vendors could discharge their duties without any hassle.
Informatively, though online editions of dailies are available, aged readers are not generally comfortable with e-papers.
A large number of people across country are employed in the newspaper industry and other associated jobs facing uncertainties.