Amid the coronavirus scare that has gripped the country, the newspaper hawkers’ association in Guwahati has suspended newspaper distribution in the city as a measure to prevent the spread of the lethal virus.
Keeping in view the public safety amid the pandemic, the All Guwahati Newspaper Hawkers’ Association on March 23rd, 2020, decided not to distribute newspapers as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The newspapers will not be distributed from March 24th, 2020 to March 31st, 2020.
Meanwhile, rumours were surfaced on social media that the newspaper is also a fomite of coronavirus. The government has repeatedly appealed the citizens not to spread and believe in rumours as it can lead to panic.