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Uttara Kannada DC issues fresh warning to WhatsApp admins in Bhatkal, urges to reduce misinformation on social media

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Bhatkal: 27,March 2020 (bhatkallys news service) Bhatkal DSP KC Goutham, Ex-Assistant Commissioner of Bhatkal sub-division, Sajid Mulla and Dr. Sharad have been appointed as the nodal officers in Bhatkal in the wake of spread of Corona Virus in the Taluk.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday morning, Uttara Kannada Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Harish Kumar informed that the Corona Virus patients from Bhatkal will be shifted to Indian Naval’s Patanjali Hospital at Karwar for better treatment and facilities.

He also added that the suspected patients will be quarantined at RNS Hospital in Murdeshwar in order to keep the families of the patients from meeting them frequently.

Calling on people to reduce misinformation on social media messages and groups, police officials have issued fresh warnings amidst the current Coronavirus situation.

A special police task force has now been authorised to take action against Whatsapp group admins found to be forwarding unverified information.

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