Fear among journalists in Akwa as Covid 19 Case rises


There is fear among journalists in Akwa Ibom as no fewer than 10 Government House press corps members are rumored to be COVID-19 positive.

Our correspondent gathered at the weekend that a camera man in the press crew allegedly exhibited coronavirus symptoms.

There are at least 25 journalists and camera men in the Akwa Ibom Government House press corps.

A blogger with the All Progressives Congress (APC) had alleged that some Commissioners in Governor Udom Emmanuel’s cabinet were Covid-19 positive, which the government denied.

However, the rumour gathered steam on Sunday when some journalists, particularly correspondents of some national dailies, were invited for contacting tracing by the Ibom Multispecialty Hospital, Uyo.