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The police in Irkutsk detained the distributor of fakes about the coronavirus

The police in Irkutsk detained the distributor of fakes about the coronavirus
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After monitoring messages in social networks, police in the Irkutsk region discovered an audio message with false information about the number of infected people in the region. The maximum punishment for the author of the message may be 100 thousand rubles.

In a social network "VKontakte" in one of the chats, police stopped the spread of a fake about coronavirus. According to the press service of the regional government, a 20-year-old student from the Usolsky district reported more than 35 infected with coronavirus in Irkutsk and Angarsk.

Concerning the author of the message, an administrative case has been launched on the dissemination of inaccurate socially significant information in networks. The student has already given confession and apologized to the Internet audience.

Two cases of coronavirus infection have now been confirmed in the Irkutsk region. First sick in the region, returned from the United Arab Emirates in transit through Novosibirsk. Another infected person flew in from Spain. Now acting in the region high availability mode, closed cultural institutions, entertainment centers.
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