One person was arrested in Manipuron Wednesday allegedly for spreading fake news about COVID-19on social media, police said.
The accused, in a Facebook post, claimed that aCOVID-19 case was reported in Khwairamband Keithel area in theheart of the city, leading to panic among the people, a policeofficer said.
Many people closed their shops in the area andcustomers rushed to their homes after the news spread, hesaid.
“One person was arrested for spreading fake news thatcreated panic among the people,” Additional Director Generalof Police (ADGP) L Kailun told .
A case has been registered against the accused withImphal police station, the ADGP added.