MoI: Those spreading coronavirus fake news will be punished

World News Agencies By Yael • 12 March, 2020

By: MIA

The Ministry of Interior called on people Wednesday not to share fake news about the coronavirus via social media and spread panic among the population.

“Fake news create panic and have far-reaching consequences on society. All those who spread fake news will be punished according to the law,” the Interior Ministry said in a press release.

The ministry called on media outlets and social media users to only share information posted by competent authorities.

“People can contact for any inquiries, the Health Ministry, the government’s public relations department, or other relevant institutions, who issue updates several times a day,” the press release read.