Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on March 19, 2020
Our attention has been drawn to a post that states that Comfort 95.1 FM, Uyo reported “two cases of coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State.”
In view of this, please note the following:
AT NO TIME did our presenters on #IssuesInTheNews report such.
The discussion was based on the unreleased manifest of British Airways flight BA75 of March 13, 2020, through which the third case of coronavirus came into the country.
The flight which also had other eminent Nigerians including co-founder of Sahara Group Tonye Cole, among others, is reported to also have two persons of Akwa Ibom origin on the flight.
At no time did our presenters or analysts state that passengers on the flight had entered Akwa Ibom.
The reports as seen on social media were advised to be discarded by our presenters.
Analysts concluded that these speculations about the identity of the flight passengers, should cause state governments to beef up checks at all entry points.