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Coronavirus: Need to tackle spread of negativity, PM Modi tells print journalists | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with journalists and stakeholders from the print media concerning the novel coronavirus pandemic and mentioned it’s crucial to preserve the preventing spirit of the folks up
PM Modi additionally emphasised the necessity to tackle the spread of pessimism, negativity and hearsay-mongering to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

During his interplay with the media individuals through video convention, the Prime Minister appreciated the “praise-worthy” function that media has performed in disseminating information to each nook and cranny of this nation.
Saying that the community of media is pan-India and spread throughout cities and villages, PM Modi highlighted how the media is all of the extra important in preventing this problem and spreading right details about it at a micro stage.
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“Newspapers carry great credibility and the native web page of a area is broadly learn by folks. It is due to this fact crucial that consciousness about coronavirus is spread by way of articles revealed on this web page. It is crucial to inform folks about the place the testing centres are, who ought to get examined, whom to contact to get examined and comply with dwelling isolation protocols. This info must be shared in newspapers and internet portals of the paper,” the Prime Minister mentioned.
The PM additionally prompt that info like location of availability of important objects in the course of the lockdown can be shared within the regional pages of the newspapers.

PM Modi, in his interplay with the journalists, requested the media to act as a hyperlink between authorities and other people, and supply steady suggestions, at each nationwide and regional stage.
He additionally underlined the significance of social distancing, asking media to generate consciousness about its significance, inform folks in regards to the lockdown determination by states, and likewise spotlight the affect of spread of the virus, by way of inclusion of worldwide knowledge and case research about different international locations within the papers.
Underlining that it’s crucial to preserve the preventing spirit of the folks up; PM emphasised that it was essential to tackle the spread of pessimism, negativity and hearsay mongering. “Citizens need to be assured that the government is committed to countering the impact of COVID-19,” he added.

The journalists and stakeholders assured the PM that they may work on his ideas to publish inspiring and constructive tales.
The PM additionally reminded the journalists of the social duty in the direction of the much less privileged, saying it’s essential to enhance social cohesion to safeguard our nationwide safety.
Union minister of info & broadcasting and secretary additionally participated within the interplay.

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