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Spreading fake news about COVID-19


A person who publishes any statement, through any medium, including social media, with the intention to deceive any other person about COVID-19, the COVID-19 infection status of any person, or any measure taken by the government to address COVID-19, commits an offence and is liable to a fine, or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both the fine and the imprisonment.

A person who misrepresents that they are infected with Covid-19, or that any other person is infected, is guilty of an offence, and is liable to a fine, or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both the fine and the imprisonment.