Fighting the virus of fake news in the time of coronavirus
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Nepal, March 21 -- On Saturday, an audio clip suddenly went viral. In the widely shared clip, a person is heard saying six people tested positive for Covid-19 at a private hospital in Kathmandu. At a time when the general public is concerned about the possible spread of the virus that causes Covid-19, the audio clip could have easily prompted panic.
The person in the audio clip was giving reference to Norvic Hospital in Thapathali, which within hours put up a public notice, clarifying that the audio was fake. Issuing a statement, Norvic Hospital also called for action against those who spread the fake information.
Police took cognizance of the incident and said they were launching an investigation.
Later on Saturday afternoon, police a...
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