HCMC has rejected the rumor of a seven-day citywide travel ban - PHOTO: SCREENSHOT
HCMC - The HCMC steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control yesterday evening, August 12, rejected a rumor circulating on social media that the city will prohibit residents from travelling for seven days.
On Thursday morning, some social media users spread information that people in HCMC will have to stay at home, their office or factory for seven days without stepping out, starting from 8 a.m., August 16.
The news also stated that the country will only have 3.2 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines from now until the end of August.
The HCMC steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control said this is fake news and residents should not spread misleading or baseless information. They should stay updated on anti-pandemic measures and the development of Covid-19 on official news websites only.
The authorities are identifying the source of this fake news and will strictly sanction the spreaders.
Residents in not only HCMC but some other cities have been negatively affected by this rumor.
Chairman of Nha Trang City Nguyen Sy Khanh said anti-pandemic measures in the city remain unchanged and the rumor of a seven-day travel ban is incorrect.
- HCMC hospital rejects Covid-19 death rumor
- News of lockdown of HCMC for 10-15 days denied
- HCMC rejects rumors of stricter lockdown from July 15
- HCMC aims to vaccinate all residents against Covid-19
- HCMC to run out of Covid-19 vaccine
- Fake news of lockdown debunked by gov't
- Deputy PM suggests second thought on citywide social distancing in HCMC
- Vietravel rejects rumor of selling Vietravel Airlines
- HCMC anticipates extension of social distancing