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Two fake news creating panic in Nagaland, 2 more samples tested negative

Dimapur, March 25 (NE): At a crucial time when the whole state is battling against Covid-19 pandemic, two fake news from different districts of Nagaland has rocked the social media on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Even a local church had to step in and issue notice to clear the air.

In the first report, a person based at Dimapur who came back from outside Nagaland on March Sixteen, was screened while entering the state & found all normal. According to him, there is no problem till date; but, out of no where a viral message got spread in the social media platforms.

Later, the person had to visit the Police Station at Dimapur to verify and narrate the ordeal. Thus, through the help of his local Church Pastor (Diphupar Ao Baptist Church, Dimapur, Pastor), they made a video and also a condemnation notice to settle the matter. They have requested through the video and notice to stop spreading rumours and false news before it’s too late.

In a second, a news came from Mon district, which as per a Government source is said to be a fake news that went viral on social media platforms.

It stated that ‘sixteen people has traveled from different parts of India in recent times and said to be COVID-19 positive’, details of all the sixteen were shared with photos and names. These are all fake and the Government through the Police will be working on it.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Mon said that the photos with those sixteen individual’s names are supposed to be a confidential document, unfortunately it is shared in social media platforms. The DC has requested citizens to be aware of documents/messages before sharing it in any social media platforms, it will do more harm than good. He further requested, particularly Mon district to be cautious and act as per the Government orders that has come from time to time for the safety of all.

Meanwhile, five suspected corona virus samples were sent for test from Nagaland: of which, three were from Kohima and one each from Dimapur and Mokokchung. The test result came negative for the samples from Mokokchung and Dimapur. While three Kohima reports are awaited, said an information received on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

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