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10:34 PM, March 28, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:38 PM, March 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Legal actions for sharing rumours

PID press note says about social media and other means

The government will sue people under the Digital Security Act for sharing or publicising rumours or confusing or unverified information on social media or through any other means during the 10-day closure to fight coronavirus.

In a press note yesterday, the Press Information Department (PID) asked people to be aware of rumours and make others aware during the coronavirus pandemic.

People have been requested to be cautious so that rumours and confusing or false information are not spread, said the press note.

The PID has specially requested all to verify any information on social media or other sources.

"Actions will be taken under the Digital Security Act for sharing or publicising confusing information from any sources other than the government or verified ones," it read.

The government also requested all to call 999 or the PID phones at 9512264, 9514988 or email piddhaka@gmail.com if they notice any false or incorrect information circulating.

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