Since the outbreak of the epidemic in India, 165 journalists have died from the coronavirus.
China News Agency quoted Indian media reports as saying that according to statistics from the Indian organization “Women in the Media Network”, a total of 165 Indian journalists have died of coronary disease in the past year. In April 2021 alone, this number reached about 60 people. On average, two journalists died every day that month.
According to a survey released by the Delhi Institute of Perceptions, India, between April 1, 2020, and April 28, 2021, a total of 101 Indian journalists contracted the disease and died. The Indian media emphasized that if the data are as of May 1, the number of deaths will be even higher.
According to the report, many Indian journalists said on social media that, although they were included in the necessary population as front-line reporters, they were actually not given priority treatment in terms of COVID-19 vaccination.
In addition, the government also requires reporters who report on general elections in various states to be vaccinated, but they have not given priority to vaccination.