Goa: Plaint filed with police against fake COVID-19 message

Panaji, Jun 2 (PTI) Taking cognisance of a fake social media message regarding the coronavirus spread in Goa, the state government has filed a complaint with the police under the Epidemic Diseases Act, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Tuesday.

He said a message was being circulated on a social messaging application with his picture.

'The fake message talks about recovery of patients and how community transmission has begun in Goa,' Rane said.

I would like to reiterate to people that this is a very sensitive time and rumour-mongering will not be tolerated, he said and warned of a strict action.

'A complaint in this regard has been filed with district collector and local police considering the Epidemic Diseases Act,' he said in a statement.

Goa recently declared an area in Vasco town as a containment zone after two COVID-19 cases were traced there.

As on June 1, the coastal state had 29 active COVID-19 cases. PTI RPS NSK NSK