UAE: Ministry denies rumors about ‘another lockdown’

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A tweet attributed to the UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) warning about “another lockdown” is fake, the MoI has clarified. Taking to social media on Saturday, September 26, the ministry posted a screenshot of the fake tweet with a ‘FALSE NEWS’ stamp above it.

The fake tweet reads: “(Sic) Due to steadily increasing coronavirus cases, we’ve decided impose another lockdown with immediate effect starting from Sunday and urge everyone to self quarantine. Stay at home and stay safe.”

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The ministry called on residents to obtain information from its official sources and not to circulate rumours or news issued by fake accounts.

In April, the UAE Cabinet had adopted a decision, stipulating a Dh20,000 fine for publishing or circulating fake and misleading health information.

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