Kalahandi: Odisha police arrested a teacher on charges of spreading misinformation about coronavirus (COVID-19) on social media in Kalahandi district.
The accused has been identified as Bindu Mahananda. He was apprehended by the order of Kalahandi SP.
On social media, the teacher had allegedly posted about a person infected with coronavirus at Khaliakani village. During verification of the post, police found the information was completely fake.
Earlier on Friday, a youth was arrested in Rayagada district for allegedly spreading fake news about COVID-19.
In the wake of global spread of novel coronavirus that has claimed over 5500 lives so far, Odisha government has recently framed regulations for prevention of spread of deadly virus. As per the guidelines, action will be taken against person for spreading false information about the disease.