Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Monday advised journalists to contact Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) if they need to undergo coronavirus test, saying there is a special arrangement for them.
"BSMMU authorities have already informed in this regard. They'll consider with importance if any journalist contacts them for coronavirus test," he said.
The minister was exchanging views with a small group of journalists at his official residence.
Mentioning that journalists are working round the clock to ensure emergency services, he called for providing them with necessary protective equipment.
On April 3, 47 staff members of private television channel Independent were put under home-quarantine after one of their colleagues tested positive for coronavirus.
Meanwhile, 20 staff members of ATN News, a private TV channel, were sent on home-quarantine after one of their colleagues tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday night.
Besides, a Jamuna TV journalist recently tested positive for coronavirus forcing authorities to send 34 of his colleagues on home-quarantine.