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Joy Fm’s Editor Fred Smith confesses he also has COVID-19


Editor of Joy Fm a subsidiary of the Multimedia Group Limited, Fred Smith has confirmed that he is the latest to have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a tweet on Monday June 29, 2020 he said “At around midday today, it was confirmed to me that my second Covid-19 test came out POSITIVE. So Positive I am. #WearAMaskSaveALife”

He is the sixth person to have tested positive for the virus including renowned Sports Journalist Gary Al-Smith who has since recovered and discharged from the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).

Two weeks ago, the Multimedia Group has announced that five of its staff in Accra have been infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to management, the infected individuals are currently in isolation while contact tracing is ongoing to fish out colleagues who came into contact with these individuals.

A statement announcing the unfortunate said ” the affected team members, who were all asymptomatic, have been isolated in line with case management protocols. Officials of the Ghana Health Service are monitoring them and we can report that they are all hale and hearty and are responding well to treatment”.

“As part of ensuring the safety and well-being of our team members and our guests and to minimise any potential for spread of the virus, we have ramped up internal contact tracing, in liaison with the Ghana Health Service. Together, we have ensured that team members who may have come into contact with the five (5) team members who tested positive have been tested and have gone into self-isolation for 14 days as required. In addition, all remaining team members are to be tested. Testing commenced on Monday, June 15, 2020. Furthermore, thorough disinfection and deep cleansing of our studios, offices and facilities takes place on daily basis.”

The Media Group assured the general that “we are working with health authorities to implement all safety measures as required while discharging our responsibility to the nation, our audience and advertisers even in these difficult times”.

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