A message claiming that authorities in UAE have recently imposed ‘lockdown with immediate effect’ is actually fake news.
The message, which quoted the Ministry of Interior (MOI), is being sent over WhatsApp with a message:
“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.”
The MOI, in a tweet, called on the public to obtain public information from its official sources and not to spread false information or news issued by fake accounts.