The Health Ministry today requested all media outlets to remove the news reports and TV scrolls on 7-day public holidays citing it is fake.
In a press release, the ministry's public relations officer Maidul Islam said, "A fake statement of health secretary Abdul Mannan on 7-day general holiday is being aired on the scroll of some television channels. The statement is not true."
He also requested to remove the TV scrolls immediately.
Quoting the health secretary, some media outlets published/aired news saying 7-day public holidays could be announced from March 27 to 4 April amid the rising trend of Covid-19 infections and deaths across the country.