Taiwan TV station removes prediction of coronavirus lockdown

Mistake resulted from botched reminder of 8 days crucial to fight against coronavirus: CTiTV

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/28
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CTiTV’s lockdown countdown mistake (screengrab from Legislator Chen Po-wei’s Facebook page)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CTiTV News has taken down a message that said Taiwan is just six days away from a complete lockdown, reports said Saturday (March 28).

While the island nation’s number of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has been rising steadily, reaching 283 on Saturday, the authorities have not announced any local or national lockdowns.

However, on Saturday morning, a message appeared on the screen of a CTiTV news program saying Taiwan was counting down six days to a lockdown, CNA reported. Viewers alerted the National Communications Commission (NCC), which said it would discuss the incident, though it remains to be seen whether it will fine the station.    [FULL  STORY]

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