Coronavirus Australia: NSW Health hits out at fake update that declared ...

Coronavirus Australia: NSW Health hits out at fake update that declared ...
Coronavirus Australia: NSW Health hits out at fake update that declared ...
NSW Health denounces fake alert claiming supermarkets will shut across Sydney from TONIGHT as cases balloon across the city Health authorities have hit out at a fake NSW Health update posted on July 22 The scam said supermarkets would be closed from July 27 to control outbreak NSW Health asked that Sydneysiders used only credible sources of information

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Health authorities have denounced a fake alert claiming supermarkets will be closed in a bid to control Sydney's Covid outbreak.

The mocked-up health notice with the NSW Health logo was posted on July 22 and claimed supermarkets would be closed five days later from July 27.

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NSW Health posted the fake update on its Twitter page and crossed the scam out with a large red X in the hope of dispelling any further confusion.

The mocked-up health notice with the NSW Health logo was posted on July 22 and claimed supermarkets would be closed five days later from July 27

The mocked-up health notice with the NSW Health logo was posted on July 22 and claimed supermarkets would be closed five days later from July 27 

NSW Health posted the fake update on its Twitter page and crossed the scam out with a large red X in the hope of dispelling any further confusion

NSW Health posted the fake update on its Twitter page and crossed the scam out with a large red X in the hope of dispelling any further confusion 

'NSW Health is aware of incorrect public health advice circulating in the community and on social media regarding Greater Sydney restrictions,' the tweet read. 

'Please use trusted and credible sources of information.'

However, the fraudulent update quickly sparked debate on Twitter, with several questioning how it was decided what businesses stayed open. 

'I don't understand why bottle shops and tobacconists are classed as essential,' one man replied.

'The real question is why are places like Bunnings and Harvey Norman

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