Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday lauded the frontline journalists who are covering COVID-19 and said that the state will give them insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh.

“Frontline journalists have been bravely covering COVID-19 against all odds, risking their lives and they are our real heroes. Our government will cover each one of them with a life insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh,” Sonowal said.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of coronavirus cases in Assam stand at 36.