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1st April 2020, 5:19

From Thailand to India, countries have told people not to make April Fools' Day pranks related to COVID-19, with some threatening jail time as they seek to prevent the spread of rumours which could put lives at risk.

Tech giant Google, which is famous for its annual spoofs, has cancelled the tradition because of the pandemic which has killed about 40,000 people worldwide.

Thailand said on Tuesday (31 March) that April Fools' Day jokes about the virus could be punished under a law carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison.

"It's against the law to fake having COVID-19 this April Fools' Day," the government said on Twitter.
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From Thailand to India, countries have told people not to make April Fools Day pranks related to COVID-19, with some threatening jail time as they seek to prevent the spread of rumours which could put lives at risk.

Tech giant Google, which is famous for its annual spoofs, has cancelled the tradition because of the pandemic which has killed about 40,000 people worldwide.

Thailand said on Tuesday (31 March) that April Fools Day jokes about the virus could be punished under a law carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison.

Its against the law to fake having COVID-19 this April Fools Day, the government said on Twitter.

Words From The President

Rtn Terissa Tan

President of Rotary E-Club of 3310 (2019-2020). This column is updated monthly.

Announcement

DISTAS and all related events are CANCELLED

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and notices from various government agencies including Malaysian ROS which barred all organisations from holding any events, including meetings between now and June 30, DISTAS and all related events are CANCELLED.

Alternate methods for training of the incoming club officers is being considered. Details will be shared when available.

Refunds for DISTAS registration, welcome dinner and banquet tickets, hotel booking and airfare for those who have registered are being worked out as the process will take some time. Please bear with me and thank you for your understanding and patience.

Rajamohan Munisamy
DGE and Convenor RID 3310