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Mediclinic News : INFORMATION SQUEEZE: COVID-19 SCIENTISTS, EXPERTS IN SA SILENCED AS GOVERNMENT CENTRALISES COMMUNICATION

Title

INFORMATION SQUEEZE: COVID-19 SCIENTISTS, EXPERTS IN SA SILENCED AS GOVERNMENT CENTRALISES COMMUNICATION

Date

2020-03-18

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News Description

NEWS24 Government has effectively gagged epidemiologists, virologists, infectious disease specialists and other experts on Covid-19 with an instruction that all requests for comment about the state of the pandemic, the virus itself and its spread should be directed to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD). Several senior and experienced scientists told News24 directly that they were requested not to speak to the media and to direct all communications to the NICD.
Created at 2020/03/23 08:39 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/03/23 08:39 AM by Mediclinic