On Thursday (6 May), The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has debunked a video on social media alleging that a large group of South Asian passengers had arrived at Changi Airport Terminal 1 on the day before.
In a Facebook post, the Authority noted that the video—first published on the Singapore Incidents Facebook page on Wednesday (5 May) at 9:42 pm—is misleading and was not actually taken on that day.
A watermark on the video implied that it was shot on 5 May while a shot of a clock shows that it is 2:53 pm.
CAAS rebutted, “No flights from South Asia had arrived at Terminal 1 in the early afternoon of 5 May 2021.”
The Authority also pointed out the renovation hoarding that a group of passengers walked past in the video at the gate hold room D42/43. This, they explained, was removed on 5 April, which establishes that the video was actually taken before that.
CAAS wrote in the post, “With effect from 23 April 2021 2359 hours, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to India are not allowed entry into or transit through Singapore.
“The same border control measure has been extended to travellers with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with effect from 1 May 2021 2359 hours. “
It then urged members of the public to rely on information from official websites and to avoid circulating videos and other information which may contain falsehoods.
CAAS said it would release more information on the matter soon.
The video that was shared via WhatsApp