34 people fined for spreading coronavirus rumors in Rajshahi

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2nd April, 2020 05:31:21 printer

34 people fined for spreading coronavirus rumors in Rajshahi

Mobile courts have fined 34 people with a total of Taka 84,000 on the charges their involvement in spreading rumors related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the district in the past two days.

“Mobile courts led by the respective executive magistrates found the people guilty of the charges,” Abu Aslam, additional district magistrate, saidin Rajshahi on Thursday.

He said the people were found involved in spreading various rumors at different areas in Godagari, Puthiya and Durgapur upazilas through Facebook and other social media which are harmful for society as well as the public life.

Besides, he said, the mobile courts are conducting drives in order to resist such types of rumors besides creating awareness among the public in general about the importance of staying home and social distancing to check the coronavirus outbreak.


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