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TV Cameraperson Dies of Coronavirus in Chennai, CM Announces Rs 5 Lakh Assistance

Image for representation. (Reuters)

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A journalist for about 20 years, he had worked for a couple of media outlets,the Chennai Press Club said in a statement.

  • PTI Chennai
  • Last Updated: June 27, 2020, 6:56 PM IST
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A 41-year-old video journalist working for a Tamil television channel in the news section died of COVID-19 at a hospital here on Saturday, the government said.

The video cameraman, who was being treated from June 14 at a hospital here for the infection, died today, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said.

Condoling his death, the Chief Minister said he has ordered a solatium of Rs 5 lakh to the bereaved family.

Minister for Information, Kadambur Raju too condoled the death and said he would provide Rs 50,000

assistance.

The video cameraman, E Velmurugan's death was very unfortunate and saddening, Greater Chennai

Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said.

A journalist for about 20 years, he had worked for a couple of media outlets,the Chennai Press Club said in a statement.

He was treated at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital here, it said, adding he is survived by wife and 12-year old son.

Condoling his death, the press club sought Rs 50 lakh solatium for the bereaved family, a government job for the widow and an insurance plan for journalists.

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