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Madhya Pradesh: At least 17 teachers on election duty in Damoh died due to Covid-19

Scroll | 21/05/2021 03:05 PM | Click to read full article

At least 17 teachers who were put on duty for the bye-election in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh district last month, have died due to the coronavirus.

“We have so far received applications [for compensation] of 24 teachers who have prima facie succumbed to Covid after being put on election duty,” Damoh District Collector Krishna Chaitanya told the newspaper.