COVID-19 crisis and media
(This page will carry updates related to the media in India and the Covid-19 pandemic)
The SARS Covid-19 strain has hit the media too.
The Times Group stopped publishing and circulating its print products, restricting to online publishing only in Mumbai, where the group is headquartered. Maharashtra has reported more than 65 cases at the time of this writing with more than 20 in Mumbai itself.
(Please visit https://www.mohfw.gov.in/ to stay updated on the official figures and information.)
Exchange4Media reports that there will be no Mumbai editions of the Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express and Midday for Mumbai as well. As per reports, the state is in total lockdown following a high-level meetig between the centre and the states. Other states have also issued lockdown orders with exceptions for essential services (including the media) and for the public to access essential goods and services.
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