'Beware of fake news', says CM unveiling state-level website for coronavirus


Bengaluru, Apr 9 (IANS): The Karnataka government has unveiled a dedicated Covid website to disseminate authentic information, Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday.

"Please visit covid19.karnataka.gov.in for official information on Covid, helpline numbers, fake news busted, circulars and real-time dashboard," tweeted Yediyurappa.

Spreading false news is punishable, do not trust unauthorized news, appealed Yediyurappa.

"Spreading false news is punishable. Do not trust unauthorized news," said Yediyurappa advising people to visit the official website covid.19.karnataka.gov.in for authentic information.

"For all information, government-issued circulars, accurate statistics and helpline information, please visit the official website of the state government," he said.

Run by the state's Department of Information and Public Relations, the website has multiple details, photographs, videos, messages from the chief minister and others.

It asked interested people to apply for volunteering in Covid relief works and also solicited donations.

Aiming to inform the masses correctly, the website has a section called Fact or Fiction: How much you know about Covid?

Similarly, it also provided links to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Central government and the state government.

 

 

  

Comment on this article

  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    Sir, your warning on fake news is right, but what about the so many elected representatives proclaiming some Mumbo-Jumbo practices to drive Corona out of our country!

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 9 2020

    Quote "Spreading false news is punishable"
    How many have been punished so far ????
    The process of punishing will also be biased. It's my opinion.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 9 2020

    Honesty was found during the period of Mahatma Gandhi & Jawaharlal Nehru ...

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  • KV Kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 9 2020

    Gandhi and Nehru were born in Sathya Yug. But Jossey you have spoken about Gandhi and Nehru in Kaliyug. Lol.

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