Fake News, Wuhan

Fake News, Wuhan

Yet another case of fake news for the Wuhan virus, this time in Johor

Haven't we had enough? A video has been making the rounds, claiming that the coronavirus has infected a man in Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru.

7/2/2020 2:21:00 AM

Haven't we had enough? A video has been making the rounds, claiming that the coronavirus has infected a man in Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru.

Haven't we had enough? A video has been making the rounds, claiming that the coronavirus has infected a man in Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru.

, the video that shows two people in white protective gear along with a patient purportedly infected with the virus is fake.Meanwhile, the Facebook post—that has since gone viral—also advised the public to avoid shopping malls and night markets as a preventive measure.

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The Johor Health Department made a police report to complain about the post, and called for the public not to share the post and cause more panic among the masses. The authorities also warned that the spreading of fake news is governed by Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. Offences under that section could lead to a maximum fine of up to RM50,000 or a maximum jail sentence of 1 year—or both.

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