April 23rd 2023.
Millions of phones in the UK were sent an emergency alert test, however, a typo was included in the Welsh language version of the message.
The Government has confirmed that the phrase ‘others safe’ was incorrectly translated to ‘eraill yn Vogel’, when it should have said ‘eraill yn ddiogel’.
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People took to social media to point out and criticise the mistake, and the Government has said it will rectify the issue for future alerts.
Furthermore, an investigation will be launched to understand why the alert was not received by all users on the network Three.
Once established, the emergency alert system is designed to be used in life-threatening situations and is intended to warn the public of any dangers in the vicinity.
Positively, the Government is taking the feedback into account and ensuring that the alert system is improved and effective in future.
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