Not Allowing the Media to Cover the Lockdown is Wrong

I rarely agree with our Information Minister but she made a valid point today by requesting that media be exempted from the COVID-19 measures. She even went as far as suggesting that front-line journalists be given priority in receiving the vaccine shot, but that’s just wishful thinking, especially in a country like ours and in the situation we’re in.

Nevertheless, I strongly agree that journalists should be allowed to cover the lockdown in all its aspects as they have a crucial part to play in raising awareness and more importantly pinpointing the shortcomings of the government and officials.