Government officials are aware of false reports circulating via WhatsApp that operators of the annual Christmas Carnival have received permission from the Government to operate this holiday season. These reports are untrue.
The Government has not issued any permits to the operators of the Carnival. The decision has been taken, in consultation with health officials, not to allow the Carnival this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health risks associated with large public gatherings. The public is encouraged to rely on official and credible sources of information.