Health Ministry warns against “fake news”

The Ministry of Health is warning citizens to be careful of inadvertently consuming “fake news”, purportedly being release under the guise of its official letterhead.

In an official statement released today, the health ministry states categorically that it had nothing to do with social media posts referring to Ian Alleyne and his coronavirus status.

The ministry is urging the public to get its information on the current COVID-19 outbreak only from authorised sources namely the health ministry and the communications ministry.

The full text of the Ministry of Health statement, follows…

NO UNAUTHORISED USE OFFICIAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH LETTERHEAD

Port-of-Spain, March 25, 2020:  The Ministry of Health advises the population that the alleged fake news post referring to videos of Ian Alleyne was not issued by the Ministry of Health.

Members of the public are not authorized to use the official letterhead of the Ministry of Health, in any form, and should refrain from doing so.

The Ministry will continue to provide accurate information to the public in a timely fashion. The public is therefore urged to disregard and avoid sharing all unconfirmed, misleading and/or false information about COVID-19.

Please note some of the reputable sources of information below

For general information on COVID-19 and information specific to Trinidad and Tobago please visit the following pages:

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

  • Ministry of Health Facebook: Ministry of Health-Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ministry of Health Instagram: minhealthtt
  • Ministry of Health Twitter: MoH_TT
  • Ministry of Health Website: www.health.gov.tt

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

  • Ministry of Communications Facebook: ministryofcommunications & news.gov.tt
  • Ministry of Communications Instagram: ministry_of_communications & news.gov.tt
  • Ministry of Communications Twitter: minofcom_tt & newsgovtt
  • Ministry of Communications Website: www.moc.gov.tt & www.news.gov.tt