How to report coronavirus myths and fake news

How to report coronavirus myths and fake news

This is how to curb coronavirus-related fake news in South Africa. 

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According the South African Government website, anyone that creates or spreads fake news about the Coronavirus COVID-19 is liable for prosecution. 

It is best to verify the information before you share information.

Citizens spreading fake news will face a fine or imprisonment if they choose to ignore the law aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.

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The national institute for communicable diseases (NICD) released an e-mail as well as a WhatsApp line to curb people spreading fake news. 

NCID fake news

E-mail: [email protected]

WhatsApp line: 067 966 4015

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