Vijayawada, May 09: All India Newspaper Employees Federation (AINEF) has claimed that so far 130 journalists have died of Coronavirus across the country.
In a statement here on Sunday, AINEF national vice-president Ch.Purnachandra Rao said that according to information he received, the Coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of 130 journalists during the last 35 days in various states. He claimed that 35 journalists died in both Telugu States Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
He appealed to the Union Government and the State Governments to take immediate steps to help the families of deceased Journalists.
Meanwhile, Mr.Purnachandra Rao condoled the death of Sakshi TV Cinema journalist T Gopi. Andhra Pradesh Journalist Union for Print and Electronic Media (APJU) honorary president K Dhanunjaya Reddy and president Jale Vasudeva Naidu also condoled the death of Sakhi report T Gopi and conveyed their sympathies to the bereaved family.