Asked on 26 Mar 2020
Has the government spoken anything about this rumour yet?
Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran has clarified that the rumours about Singapore raising the Dorscon alert from Orange to Red (the highest level) soon are completely FALSE.
Mr Iswaran has said that the government is aware that "there has been false information purveyed on various platforms that we are going to declare Dorscon red, that the Government is going to go into a lockdown mode, that we are going to scale back the MRT and bus services."
He's clarified on 26 March 2020 that all of the above is completely untrue and that the government has issued clarification through the Gov.sg Whatsapp service.
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Guys, we should stay socially responsible and not spread fake news as such false information can cause unnecessary fear and panic which we clearly do not need. THANK YOU :)
False rumours on the COVID-19 situation
There are rumours circulating that Singapore:
(1) will go to DORSCON red 🔴
(2) will go into a lockdown 🔒
(3) Bus and MRT services will reduce / stop
These are all untrue 🙅♀🙅♂
Please do not spread unverified information 🗣🗯
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