Spreading Fake News About #Covid19 Could Land You In Jail

Spreading Fake News About #Covid19 Could Land You In Jail. Whatever you share about CoronaVirus, you must be a 100% sure it’s legit. This is because spreading fake news / disinformation about #covid19 with is now a criminal offense.

Any person who publishes any statement, through any medium, including social media, with the intention to deceive any other person about (a) Covid-19, (b) Covid-19 infection status of any person, or (c) any measure taken by the government to address Covid-19, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both such fine and imprisonment.

The government has also introduced strict regulations that would see people who intentionally infect others with Covid-19 prosecuted for assault, attempted murder or even murder. 

The regulations, effective immediately, detailed when people would be committing an offence or be liable for a penalty under the national state of disaster. 

If anyone disregards the government’s instructions to prevent gatherings of more than 100 people or more than 50 people where alcohol is served, they may face a fine, jail time or both. 

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