A girl admin of a WhatsApp group and its member got a warning by the police in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar on Friday over an allegedly false message posted within the group a couple of suspected coronavirus affected person, an official stated.
The police warning got here after an individual lodged a criticism in opposition to the admin of the WhatsApp group and one other member for “spreading rumours” about coronavirus, the official stated.
The criticism stated that the member of the group posted a message which learn, “A suspected patient of coronavirus spotted at Sangamner bus stand and has been rushed to a local hospital. Requesting everybody to don’t go to crowded places and put a mask or handkerchief on mouth.”
“As the message was put in the group without verification of facts, it created panic. Therefore, the complainant demanded action against the group member and its admin,” the police official stated.
“Accordingly, the city police called both the women and gave a stern warning to them asking them not to indulge in spreading such rumours,” he stated including that each of them have been allowed to go residence later.