Back off – Health staff warned to cease Covid-19 media interviews


Health officials in the Eastern Region risk being sanctioned if they grant unauthorized interviews to the media on the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter dated, April 13, 2020, the Director of Health Services in the region, Dr. Alberta Biritwum-Nyarko said engaging the media on the Covid-19 pandemic other than education should cease.

Describing the act as unacceptable, Mrs Biritwum-Nyako said the pandemic is a serious matter and must not be treated lightly.

“The recent spate of the media engagements that have set our teeth on edge are one too many and must stop with immediate effect,” the letter copied to all health facilities in the region as well as directors of health in the Municipal and District Assemblies said..

She further warned that any unauthorised staff who will speak to the media will have him or herself to blame.

The region currently has recorded 32 coronavirus cases out of the total 566 cases recorded in the country.

Read full copy of the letter below:

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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