Bhubaneswar, April 30: Another senior journalist of Odisha today succumbed to Covid-19. The journalist, Debendra Samantray was working with Odia daily Sambad as the Bureau Head of Sambalpur.
Earlier in the day, Rohit Sardana, senior journalist and one of the top anchors of a Hindi news channel has also died.
More than 10 journalists of Odisha have died so far due to second Covid wave. Several journalist associations in Odisha have urged the State government to vaccinate journalists on priority basis.
Several state governments including Uttarakhand have declared journalists as “frontline workers” and announced Covid-19 vaccination for them without any age restrictions.