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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh along with Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh (L). (PTI)
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh along with Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh (L). (PTI)

Don't post fake news on coronavirus on April Fools' Day: Maharashtra Minister

  • Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh appealed to the people not to fool around with coronavirus rumours or messages
  • 'Anybody found indulging in such rumour-mongering will be dealt with strictly and booked under the Cyber Crime laws,' Deshmukh said

Mumbai: On the eve of April 1 - All Fools' Day - the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh appealed to the people not to fool around with COVID-19 rumours or messages, here on Tuesday.

"Tomorrow is April 1... On this day, people have a tendency to send jokes, pranks or messages to fool each other and enjoy but today, the entire state and the country is grappling with coronavirus," Deshmukh said in a video appeal.

Under these trying circumstances, if anybody tries to send wrong or misleading messages, circulate rumours which can create problems for the government, will not be tolerated.

"Anybody found indulging in such rumour-mongering will be dealt with strictly and booked under the Cyber Crime laws. All are requested to cooperate with the government," Deshmukh said.


This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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