KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health is set to test all journalists who are covering COVID-19 related activities to ensure that they are safe and not able to pass on the virus.
While receiving a donation at her officer in Kampala, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine said since they keep testing themselves every two weeks, journalists are not tested for the virus and yet they interact with different people everyday.
“When you test negative, you become very careful. We want to ensure the journalists we work with safe,” s Dr Atwiine.
Asked where and when the resting would start, she said the testing will take place at Mulago hospital and journalists will be informed.
When government announced the national lockdown, journalists were allowed to continue working because of the role with provides to educate, inform and entertain and execute the watch dog service to the country.
In keeping the ministry ‘s and WHO guidelines of preventing the disease, most media houses themselves from getting their staff infected.