There are rumours that Singapore will be raising the DORSCON level for Covid-19 from orange to red soon. Have there been any official statements to state if this is true or false? - Seedly
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Asked on 26 Mar 2020

There are rumours that Singapore will be raising the DORSCON level for Covid-19 from orange to red soon. Have there been any official statements to state if this is true or false?

Has the government spoken anything about this rumour yet?

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Clara Ng
Clara Ng, Community Manager at Seedly
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Updated on 26 Mar 2020

Hi Anon,

There is!

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.

If you'd like to read more about this, you can click the link here.

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 :)​​​

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Answered on 26 Mar 2020

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Sent by Gov.sg - 26 Mar

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 🗣🗯

Check official sources and sign up with Gov.sg WhatsApp for updates: go.gov.sg/whatsapp

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