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It will be an offense in Maharashtra for anyone other than the government to share any information about Corona till June 8, 2020.

The Mumbai police order shows that only false updates on COVID-19 are considered as an offense.

The Mumbai police order shows that only false updates on COVID-19 are considered as an offense.The order passed on 23 May explains that Section 144 of CRPC prohibits people from sharing fake news about coronavirus on social media platforms like Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc which may cause panic among the public. The order did not specifically bar people from posting any other updates about coronavirus. It also adds that all persons designated as 'Admin' on messaging platforms will be personally responsible for any such information being distributed from a group administered by them.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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