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3 people charged with allegedly spreading false information in relation to COVID-19 to be produced in court

3 people charged with allegedly spreading false information in relation to COVID-19 to be produced in court

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 26/03/2020

Three people will be produced in the Suva Magistrates Court today charged with allegedly spreading false information on social media in relation to the COVID-19 situation in Fiji.

The accused persons are a 36-year-old woman from Nadali, a 53-year-old woman from Muanikoso and a 32-year-old bank officer from Suva.

All have been charged with one count of Malicious Act.

Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says all three are alleged to have posted false information on social media in relation to the COVID-19 situation which created panic and fear among the general public.

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