Covid19 Care for Media app for registration of Corona affected journalists being launched today.
The information ministers would launch Covid-19 Care for Media.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said this today (Wednesday).
She said this during the video conference on media strategy in the wake of coronavirus spread.
Covid19 Care for Media app
In a series of tweets, the SAPM said that using this app, the affected journalists and their families could register themselves.
Awan said that the Prime Minister Imran Khan attached high priority to the safety of journalists and media workers.
Hence, government was going to launch this app on his instructions.
She said that this app would provide timely help to the affected media workers and would be helpful in assessment of exact number of the affected persons.
The SAPM said that in today’s video conference the strategy for payment of outstanding dues of media houses would also come under discussion.
Moreover, she said that the criteria for distribution of protective kits among the media persons visiting virus- affected areas would also be discussed.
Meanwhile, Federal government has planned to establish 12 more Coronavirus test labs to diagnose infected people.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal apprised Prime Minister Imran Khan of this on Tuesday.
He said that presently, 20 coronavirus testing laboratories remain fully functional in the country.