In the wake COVID-19 outbreak, Guwahati Press Club (GPC) distributed a protective-cum-personal hygiene kit comprising a protective jacket, pocket sanitizer (100ml), surgical hand gloves and masks, besides a bottle of hand sanitizer (1000 ml for office use) on April 3 at the club premises for the safety of the journalists.

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“In the first phase, GPC aims to cater to those journalists who are in the forefront of the battle against Coronavirus and are reporting from ground zero. Since journalists, including reporters, video and photo journalists (Print, electronic and New media) are working in a high exposure environment, GPC feels that it is imperative for them to protect themselves,” said GPC general secretary Sanjay Ray.

The GPC has thanked Airports Authority of India, North East Region, particularly Sanjeev Jindal, the Regional Executive Director of AAI (NER) for supporting the cause and providing the much-needed help.

“We appreciate the efforts put in by the members of the four pillar of democracy in our fight against the pandemic and it is therefore equally important for them to stay safe and protected. The AAI is extremely happy to have collaborated with the Guwahati Press Club,” Jindal said.

GPC also highly appreciated the gesture shown by Pradip Puri of SP Enterprise in this regard and feel obliged for the contributions.

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GPC president Manoj Kumar Nath said that on April 3, at least 500 kits were distributed.

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