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Covid-19: Reading newspapers completely safe, says Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI: Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that reading newspapers is “completely safe” during the Covid-19 pandemic and said there is no evidence to suggest that they can be a source of transmission.
During an interaction with his social media followers on the sixth episode ‘Sunday Samvaad’, Vardhan rekindled the joy of having morning tea with the daily newspaper in a respondent.
He reassured him that there is no scientific evidence that proves that novel coronavirus transmission can happen via newspapers.
“Reading newspapers is completely safe even during the Covid-19 pandemic,” the minister said.
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lauded the role of newspapers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister had said that newspapers have “tremendous credibility” and by acting as a link between the government and the people, they play a critical role in creating awareness about the outbreak at both the national and regional levels.

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