‘Ignore fake news’ says PM as he urges country to rely upon “proven sources of information” for COVID-19 news

The PM said: “I am appealing to you to use proven sources of information and to refrain from rumours!” Mateusz Morawiecki/Facebook

PM Mateusz Morawiecki has urged the country to rely on ‘proven sources of  information” for reliable news about the spread of coronavirus.

Posting a video on FB, the PM said: “Responsibility, prevention and the fight against fake news are three key dates for today.

“Once again, I am appealing to you to use proven sources of information and not to refrain from rumours!”

The PM also hit back at rumours that shops and whole cities will be closed as a safeguard against the disease.

The PM hit back at rumours that that shops and whole cities will be closed. Mateusz Morawiecki/Facebook

"There are no plans to close down shops or whole cities, this is absolutely fake news.

“All our present undertakings are aimed at combating the coronavirus.

“Most important are responsibility and prevention, and quarantining where necessary.”

He added that for reliable information people should look at official government websites and social media channels.