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 The Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud said that all preparations in this regard have already been made to disperse the grant through the Journalist Welfare Trust.
 In response to a query from lawmaker Shahiduzzaman Sarker during a question and answer session at the parliament yesterday, he made the statement, reports Dhaka Tribune.
 Dr. Hasan said to collect and disseminate information during the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s journalists have been risking their lives. Therefore, the government has taken a program to initially provide 1,500 journalists with Tk10,000 each as a one-time grant. He also said more journalists will be given the one-time grant in phases.