Debunk false information of covid-19 cases in schools – Ministry Of Information to Media

 Debunk false information of covid-19 cases in schools – Ministry Of Information to Media

The Deputy Information Minister, Pius Hadzide has advised journalists to be mindful of their reportage. on the locally transmitted coronavirus cases in schools  as misinformation concerning the cases cause fear and panic.

“Some of the media reports are misleading and only cause fear and panic in parents”.

Pius Hadzide in an interview on Happy FM, monitored by kingdomfmonline said. “The media is privileged to information. But needs to be a little more careful on these matters. Then spreading panic and misinformation amongst the public and parents.

According to him, there has been a lot of misinformation causing fear and panic. “Some of the media reports are misleading and only cause fear and panic in parents”.

“We are aware that parents will be concerned about their wards. However, some media houses are portraying the issue in a way that causes fear and panic and that makes parents anxious and apprehensive”.

The Deputy Information Minister further assured that the Akufo-Addo government had heard the calls of parents and will do all he can to ensure the students are safe.

“The government has heard the pleas of the Parent Teachers Association and is open to views of everyone but there will be a lot of more understanding if patience is exercised for the government to provide some explanations to them,” he said

He said he believes that through engagements and sober reflection they will come to an understanding.

By: Queenel Delali Kukey / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2020

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