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Coronavirus outbreak: Pb CM urges people not to share unsubstantiated information

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday denied rumours of shutting down internet services in the wake of coronavirus outbreak and urged people not to share unsubstantiated reports.

He also warned of strict action against people spreading misleading information.

Singh's remarks came after some fake messages appeared on social media that the state government was shutting down internet services.

"I request Punjabis not to share unsubstantiated & information as it may create unnecessary panic. The following content that claims @PunjabGovtIndia is shutting down internet services is fake & action will be taken against anyone involved in spreading misleading information," the chief minister tweeted.

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 14:56 IST