2 held for spreading fake news on COVID-19

Aizawl:Two sexagenarian men have been arrested in Mizoram for spreading fake news on social media claiming that a person travelling with the lone COVID-19 patient from the state has tested positive for the disease, a senior police officer said on Sunday.
With the fresh arrests on Saturday, the total number of persons arrested in the state for spreading fake news on novel coronavirus has risen to 18, he said. “The fake news was posted on a WhatsApp group by a 62 -year-old man from South Chawngtui village in Hnahthial district and was widely circulated,” Mizoram Inspector General of Police (Headquarters) John Neihlaia said. (PTI)

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