COVID 19 Woman arrested in Bengal for posting fake news on social media

  • | Saturday | 28th March, 2020

Kolkata: The police has arrested a woman from the city for allegedly posting fake news about a doctor working at a state-run hospital here. The 29-year-old woman, on her social networking account, had said that the doctor working at Beliaghata ID Hospital was infected with COVID-19 while treating patients afflicted with the disease, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said on Saturday. Without revealing the identity of the woman, the police officer said that the accused has been booked under the IT Act. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday had warned those who have been uploading fake news on the social media. My health secretary has forwarded the post to me where it was mentioned that a doctor treating Covid-19 patients has fallen sick.

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