‘Fight misinformation on coronavirus’ – PM Modi urges electronic media

Daijiworld Media Network – New Delhi (AM)

New Delhi, Mar 23: Interacting with electronic media through video conference on Monday, March 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked them to highlight the importance of social distancing in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. He also asked television channels to spread scientific reports, involve informed people in their discussions and counter the spread of misinformation.

“Even greater caution, zero carelessness. Urged electronic media to counter misinformation related to COVID-19, which is creating panic. Also urged them to take relevant precautions in their own organisations especially when their team members do on ground reporting,” Modi tweeted.

Thanking media, the prime minister appreciated the role played by the channels in spreading awareness about the pandemic. Calling the work of reporters, camerapersons and technicians as ‘service to the nation’, he thanked them.

“The media world has played a great role in spreading awareness on subjects related to COVID-19. I salute all those media persons who have been reporting from the ground as well as in the newsroom. Happy to see channels facilitating ‘work from home arrangements’ for their teams” he said in another tweet.

Terming coronavirus the challenge of a lifetime, the PM said that it needs to be tackled through new and innovative solutions.

“One thing I specially requested all media houses to do is to keep reiterating the importance of social distancing and being indoors. I urge them to keep stating - #StayHome,” he said in another tweet.



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  • Mathew, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Who will tell the PM that most of the misinformation originates from his own party's IT cell?

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    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    We can try to be the tallest and first in many things but a tiniest virus can bring us down on our knees.
    We don't speak about religion and caste at this moment, do we?
    Humanity First. Let this be India's contribution to the world.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    There are no boundaries to Corona. No matter what we do to contain logistically only One logic will work to seek MERCY and forgiveness from GOD for the sins the world is committing.
    It appears the Almighty is angry with this world which was given to humans to live peacefully, morally, and take care of it. But if we take a moment to reflect, the world is misbehaving and humans are responsible for it.

    Politics, money ,power, immoral life, Corruption, rape ,murders and army build ups are destroying GODS way of life. God is watching and perhaps he is angry and he is sending a message to humanity to ash pardon , ti say sorry, kneel down and ask forgiveness from him, because he is merciful and full of LOVE. So people go go him now and seek forgiveness to save mankind once again.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Keep praying but the same time follow the directions of social distancing and washing hands, stop community spread and dont go out if it is not required. Only essential then go out otherwise stay indoors which prevents in spread of the virus. God wl help but we also do our best to stop this virus spread at home and in communities and cities and countries . I saw people gathered in groups like crazy to clap hands and for ring the bells so crazy. It is very important to understand the urgency of the virus spread

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  • Maria, Kundapur

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    I totally agree with you CORONA... a disease of inequality, selfishness and greed.. top wealthy nations main targetted

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    The WHO has said that the most effective way of controlling the spread is to 'test, test, test'. But instead we are following more sensationalist and disruptive measures which will prove more economically damaging than tests.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    - Fight misinformation on coronavirus
    - Stay at home (Go out only if there is utmost requirement)
    - Wear mask, carry sanitizer while going out
    - Keep 2 meter distance from others

    - Sneeze or cough openly
    - Celebrate the quarantine in public, as if you have won the war to impress your PM

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