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Please say nothing at all, Ronan! Keating corrected over coronavirus post

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore disputed the singer’s claim about ships not being able to dock because of Covid-19.

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The singer had shared a social media post about the Port of Singapore (Niall Carson/PA)

The singer had shared a social media post about the Port of Singapore (Niall Carson/PA)

The singer had shared a social media post about the Port of Singapore (Niall Carson/PA)

Ronan Keating has been mocked with his own lyrics by port officials after he shared a misleading social media post about ships and the coronavirus.

The singer posted a now deleted picture on Instagram of ships outside a port in Singapore on Sunday, saying they were not allowed to dock because of the Covid-19 virus.

However the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore disputed his claim, saying no ships had been turned away because of the virus and it was normal for it to be so busy.

An Instagram post from the port said: “We are glad that Ronan Keating caught a glimpse of the busy Port of Singapore.

“Every two to three minutes, a ship arrives or leaves Singapore. At any one time, there are about 1,000 ships in the Port!”

Staff are working “round the clock” to ensure the port stays open, the post said, adding: “#WeCouldntSayNothingAtAll.”

The hashtag is a reference to Keating’s hit When You Say Nothing At All.

The Irish singer later apologised for his post, saying he thought the ships were “all parked up” because of coronavirus after being told that was the case by a local.

He wrote on Instagram: “I have been recently informed that this is not true and that this is how the harbour always looks.

“I apologise if I offended anyone in my post you all know I would never purposefully do that.

“To all you haters out there, get on with your short life. I went to Singapore and did a gig when others were cancelling and the same in Jakarta.

“Peace and love to all and wash your hands.”

PA