There has been speculation that the country will be going in lockdown tonight, this is false and considered as FAKE NEWS says the Spokesperson to the President.
False information can easily seep on to Social Media and with tense situation right now, a minority of people believe the fake news and share the posts amongst their friends. Once a post gets a few likes and shares social media users start to believe that it’s the truth.
It’s recommended to check credible sources, the safest option is to visit the official South African Government websites and many Social Media pages. To ensure they are genuine lookout for the number of followers the pages have and when the page were created – That being said, the safest option is always the Presidency Website.
Presidential Spokesperson, Khusela Diko, posted on Twitter earlier today stressing that information people are hearing is false and the President has not announced that there will be a lockdown today.
“The Council will further consider recommendations on economic relief measures to mitigate against the impact of #CoronavirusInSA . Thereafter, the President will give an update to the nation at a time to be decided at the conclusion of the meeting.” said Khusela Diko
STOP SPREADING FAKE NEWS: The President is NOT addressing the nation and announcing a lockdown tonight. The National Command Council will meet in a scheduled meeting tomorrow to assess implementation of the directives announced by the President last Sunday. #CoronavirusInSA..1/2 pic.twitter.com/BJgmv1XCSs— Khusela Diko?? (@KhuselaS) March 21, 2020
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