The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore has debunked online rumours that an individual here has died from the Wuhan coronavirus.
MOH reiterated in a Facebook post on Saturday, Jan. 25, that there have been no deaths here.
It also said it was aware of such rumours circulating, and advised the public not to speculate or spread fake news.MOH worte:
MOH is aware of rumours circulating online that an individual has died from the novel coronavirus infection at a shopping mall in Singapore. We would like to clarify that there have been no deaths among suspect or confirmed cases to date.
We advise members of the public not to speculate and/or spread unfounded rumours. Please visit www.moh.gov.sg for updates on the novel coronavirus situation.
The virus has infected 1,975 people and killed over 56 people in China.
Singapore has four confirmed cases.
ICA also debunks rumours
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) also took to Facebook on Saturday to debunk misinformation.
ICA said it was aware of rumours circulating online that more than 100 arriving travellers from Wuhan were denied entry into Singapore.
It said this information was not true.
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ICA is aware of rumours circulating online that more than 100 arriving travellers from Wuhan were denied entry into Singapore.
ICA would like to clarify that this is untrue and the alleged incident did not take place.
ICA advises members of the public not to speculate or help spread unfounded rumours. They can also visit MOH’s website for updates on the novel coronavirus situation.