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Police arrest a youth on the charge of spreading rumors on COVID-19
  Kathmandu, Nepal      March 21 2020


Kathmandu, Nepal, March 21, 2020: Nepal Police have arrested a person from Sipadol of Bhaktapur district on the charge of spreading fake news on coronavirus (COVID-19) through social media.

The arrested has been identified as Bibek Thapa Magar, 20, of Ramechhap district. It is said that Magar had posted a fake audio message on online portal-Jhorleynews.

With the spreading fear of coronavirus, fake news related to the deadly virus are also spreading in different social media even claiming that the virus claims the lives though no one is identified positive yet in Nepal.