Fake news: Viral video on travel permission for those fully vaccinated

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The Health Ministry has denied a 20-second video excerpt that showed as if the government has given permission for interstate and inter-district travel for those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination (received two doses of vaccine), as was spread on social media.

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The ministry explained that the viral video was from a one-minute mainstream news broadcast video dated April 1, 2021, that had been edited and then disseminated through the WhatsApp application to confuse the public.

The ministry advised the public to always check on its official social media sites to get the latest authentic information.