Sindh govt slams fake weather report circulating on WhatsApp

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KARACHI: The Sindh Government on Saturday slammed a ‘fake’ weather report doing the rounds on WhatsApp, claiming that it had issued no such red alert for citizens.

Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information, Murtaza Wahab, held a presser in which he said that the government had issued no such red-alert.

“We urge people not to be alarmed by the fake report,” he said. “The government has issued no such red alert.”

The fake message doing the rounds on social media and WhatsApp claims that the mean temperature in the coming days would rise to 50.1 to 55.5 degrees Celcius. It advises citizens to drink 8-9 litres of water and remain indoors.

“Sindh Government has issued ‘RED Alert’ for the next 96 hours in Karachi. Mean temperature will be between 50.1 to 55.5 °C,” reads the message.

The Met Office has predicted the temperature to be between 35 to 38 degrees Celcius for the next three days.