Sri Lankan government urges public not to spread fake news

Taking note of various false claims being spread on social media platforms and websites, the Sri Lanka government urged the public not to create and spread fake news regarding COVID-19, reported The Daily Mirror

Dec 28, 2020
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Taking note of various false claims being spread on social media platforms and websites, the Sri Lanka government urged the public not to create and spread fake news regarding COVID-19, reported The Daily Mirror.

The Ministry of Health on Sunday released a statement saying it appears that "some politicians and the websites" are misleading the public in connection with burial or cremation of the bodies of the people infected with COVID-19.

Some websites are using senior political figures connected to the government for spreading fake news, the ministry noted in a statement. The ministry further clarified its policy saying all corpses of all those who died of COVID-19 will be cremated. It also mentioned the decision was taken after reports from experts.

The government advised people against disseminating false information regarding health policies for political purposes.

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