The Health Minister said on his official Facebook account that the infographic on a “lockdown” in the country on Mar 16 was false.
“Please stop spreading false rumours like this! ” Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said.
Since Sunday afternoon (Mar 15), an infographic shared by netizens via Facebook and Whatsapp with the #Malaysialockdown hashtag had gone viral.
The infographic also contained several instructions such as not going out of the house or going to public places such as supermarkets and restaurants and to perform prayers. It also urged Malaysians to stay homes.
Dr Adham urged Malaysians to comply with the health advice and social distancing of one metre as recommended by the ministry.
Malaysia recorded 125 new Covid-19 coronavirus cases today, raising the tally of infections in the country to 553.
According to Health Minister Datuk Dr Adham Baba, 95 of the new cases are linked to a cluster at the Seri Petaling mosque, where a tabligh event was held from Feb 27 to March 1.
He added that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be addressing the nation at 9pm tonight to announce the government’s next course of action in combating the virus.