NEW DELHI: The government on Saturday asked the people to not believe rumours and unscientific social forwards related to the spread of coronavirus disease.
Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to light candles, diyas and torch lights on April 5 to ward off the darkness of coronavirus, there has been a steady stream of messages on social media explaining the “scientific benefits” of PM’s meesage.
To counter this misinformation, the Press Information Bureau on Saturday was compelled to bust the myths surrounding coronavirus.
“Please don’t believe in rumours and unscientific forwards. Let’s stand together in the fight against Covid-19,” the poster read.
It further advised the people to verify any information related to government policy or scheme on its various PIB Fact Check social media platforms.
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The advisory came two days after the Union ministry of home affairs had directed all states and Union territories to take effective steps to check the spread of fake news on coronavirus.