Doc lodges complaint over fake news of him testing positive

  • | Sunday | 29th March, 2020

Kolkata: A doctor has lodged a police complaint in connection with a malicious campaign on social media platforms of him being infected with Coronavirus. The complainant, Dr Mushtaque Ahmed who is a resident of Bright Street, alleged that fake message and an audio mentioning that he has been infected with COVID- 19 is viral on Whatsapp and Facebook. The audio doing the rounds on Whatsapp says that avoid going to Bright Street area as Dr Mushtaque Ahmed has been tested positive for Coronavirus after a patient having symptoms of high fever returned from Canada visited him. It further pointed out that the doctor's family has been kept in isolation and his chamber has been sealed by police. "Since a huge number of children and parents come to my clinic for treatment, it was difficult for me to maintain social distancing of patients that is why I closed my chamber," Ahmed said.

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