Akwa Ibom State COVID-19 Incident Management Committee has declared five persons in the state isolation centre at Ibom Specialist Hospital Uyo are not in critical condition and would soon be discharged.
Delivering a lecture during a one -day Workshop on Akwa Ibom State COVID 19 Response And Ethical Reporting organised for Journalists in Uyo on Wednesday, the State Epidemiologist and member of COVID-19 Incident Management Committee, Dr. Aniekeme Uwah, maintained that out of nine cases in Akwa Ibom one death has been recorded, three discharged and the remaining five cases would soon be discharged.
He disclosed that the public health sector has spent $5.2b globally while the world has recorded 57,294 critical cases of the pandemic despite the huge expenditures.
He said 55 persons have been tested in Akwa Ibom and urged the media to bring some elements of hope in reporting the pandemic so that public would not panic knowing that the pandemic would be controlled.
The Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Information Mr Charles Udoh said the training would give journalists opportunity to update their skills in reporting global health crisis such as COVID-19 pandemic in in the state.
The Commissioner, who was represented by a Director in the Ministry of Information Mr. James Edet, while declaring the workshop open tasked Journalists to give proper attention to the training to guide them in their daily reportage of coronavirus in the state. (NAN)