THE Health Ministry has warned of a fake Whatsapp message being circulated on social media networks warning of a nationwide lockdown.
The viral message warns of a confinement starting on November 7 and lasting until November 30.
“They’re locking down next week. From the 7th confined until the 30th November,” the text claims.
“They will tell us on the 5th, it will appear in the BOE on the 6th and 7th. I get the information from health sources.
“Instructions have already reached them. Home confinement.”
It is a classic fake message which quickly spreads like wild fire and comes from some distant friend’s relative’s cousin who works in a hospital.
“Be warned! Hoax!” the Health Ministry made it clear, addressing the ‘fake news.’
“If this message reaches you by Whatsapp or your social networks, it is a hoax without any basis.”
Head of the coronavirus task force Fernando Simon revealed yesterday that a second nationwide lockdown is not currently deemed ‘necessary’.
“We must be restrained, we cannot put all the measures in place when the situation does not yet require it,” Simon said.