Delhi Police confirms this coronavirus notice is fake on Twitter | HT Tech

Delhi Police confirms this coronavirus notice is fake on Twitter

The notice states that on March 22, 2020, those who are found to be roaming around in Delhi without a big reason, those opening shops or those trying to go outside the city, they will be fined.

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: Mar 21 2020, 17:27 IST
Police personnel with their faces covered as a precaution against coronavirus stand guard.
Police personnel with their faces covered as a precaution against coronavirus stand guard. (Hindustan Times)

Amidst all the news regarding the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus government authorities, celebrities and popular personalities have been asking people to stay inside their houses. But there's a notice said to come from Delhi Police that is making rounds on the internet. The notice states that on March 22, 2020, those who are found to be roaming around in Delhi without a big reason, those opening shops or those trying to go outside the city, they will be fined by 11,000 as staying outside will lead to nothing but spreading of the virus even more. However, it is fake.

On March 21, the official Twitter handle of DCP South Delhi posted that this particular notice from Delhi Police is a fake and the department has not issued any such notice. "We have spotted this fake notice being circulated purportedly issued by Delhi Police. We have NOT issued any such advisory on imposition of a fine on March 22. Please tell your family and friends that this is FALSE & FAKE." However, in other tweets the handle does ask people to avoid going out knowing that there's a risk.  

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On the other hand, the Indian government is also encouraging everyone to stay inside till the situation is in control. It has launched a WhatsApp chatbot called MyGov Corona Helpdesk' that will provide you with information you need. The chatbot has been developed and implemented by Haptik. Since most people use WhatsApp on a daily basis, a WhatsApp chatbot is an easy and convenient way to get information you need without having to search online or go ask a doctor.

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