"The rapid test conducted on journalists covering COVID-19-related issues in North Maluku is part of the efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, as they are also at the forefront in disseminating (COVID-19) information to the public," Head of the Protocol, Cooperation, and Public Communication Bureau of North Maluku Province Mulyadi Tutupoho stated on Friday.
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The rapid test was conducted at Hotel Sahid Balla International Ternate that serves as the media center of the North Maluku COVID-19 Task Force.
The rapid test conducted on 23 journalists of print, electronic, and online media yielded a non-reactive result, he revealed.
Since the journalists are always on the forefront in disseminating information on COVID-19 to the public, they should remain vigilant over the spread of the virus.
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