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PEC urges everyone not to take Covid-19 lightly


PEC urges everyone not to take Covid-19 lightly

Geneva/ Guwahati, 5 February  2021: As the Covid-19 pandemic continues
claiming more journalists around the world, the Switzerland based
media watchdog  Press Emblem Campaign (PEC)  urges every one not to
take novel corona virus infection lightly. Mentioning about popular
Indian television news presenter Vikas Sharma, who died of post-corona
complications, the forum highlighted the persisting danger even after
recovering from the infection.
“Till date, we have recorded the deaths of  736 journalists in 63
countries since 1 March 2020, where  Peru remains the country with
heaviest casualties with 95 dead followed by Mexico (84 victims),
Brazil (77),  India (55), Italy & Bangladesh (44 each), Ecuador (42),
USA (38), Pakistan (23), Great Britain  (22), Turkey (21),  Ukraine
(14), Russia & Panama (12 each), Afghanistan (9), Nepal (3), Indonesia
(2), etc,” said Blaise Lempen, secretary-general of  PEC
He also added that the PEC, while offering condolence to families and
colleagues of the deceased, started a corona-ticker to pay tribute to
those media workers died during the pandemic. Media workers have an
important role to play in the fight against the virus as they have to
inform about the spread of Covid-19. Their safety is at risk as they
must continue to report from the ground and hence the PEC supports the
request for early vaccinations for journalists on the frontlines,
asserted Lempen.
Republic Bharat anchor Vikas (35) actually recovered from Covid-19.
But lately he started feeling unwell for some days and was admitted to
Kailash hospital in  Noida, where he succumbed to post-corona
complications on 4  February 2021. The Kanpur guy, who got admirations
as a talented, courageous and responsible scribe, left behind his
wife, two minor children and a host of relatives & well-wishers.
Meanwhile, messages of mourning started pouring over his sudden
demise, said Nava Thakuria, PEC’s India representative.

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