‘Irresponsible’ rumours open new front in Covid-19 challenge

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have urged the public not to share unverified information about the government’s coronavirus response

16th March, 2020
‘Irresponsible’ rumours open new front in Covid-19 challenge
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has urged the public to ignore rumours on social media. Picture: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The coronavirus crisis is a real test of political leadership. This is why we have been hearing a lot from the likes of Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Micheál Martin, the Fianna Fáil leader.

During a crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic, there can be a tendency among some to suspect that the government is hiding the truth and plotting in secrecy.

Hence the spreading of rumours like wildfire over...

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