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UAE government denies imminent Covid-19 lockdown

UAE government denies imminent Covid-19 lockdown

It urged the public not to circulate rumours or to rely on news shared by fake accounts

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The UAE government’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) took to Twitter on Saturday to deny reports of an imminent Covid-19 lockdown within the country.

In a tweet, the ministry displayed the screenshot of a message that appeared to be from the MoI sent out on September 25, claiming that the government had decided to lockdown the country and urging everyone to self-quarantine.

The MoI categorically denied this post as “false news” and urged the public not to circulate rumours or to rely on news shared by fake accounts.

It instead urged them to rely on public sources of information alone.

Last week, the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for the Covid-19 pandemic also took to Twitter to quash rumours regarding changes in the rules surrounding entry to the Abu Dhabi.

Read: Abu Dhabi denies reports of changes to rules surrounding entry into the emirate

On Saturday, September 26, the UAE reported 1,078 new Covid-19 cases, its second highest daily increase in infections.

Read: Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,078 cases, second highest daily rise since the outbreak

The health ministry also confirmed 857 recoveries and two Covid-19 fatalities.

The total number of registered cases have now reached 90,618, which include 79,676 recoveries and 411 deaths.

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