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Three charged for allegedly spreading false information

March 26, 2020 6:16 am

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

The three include a 36-year-old woman residing in Nadali, a 53-year-old woman from Muanikoso and a 32-year-old bank officer from Suva.

The trio are charged with one count of Malicious Act Contrary to Section 15 (a) of the Public Order Act of 1969.

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It is alleged that their post created panic and fear among the general public.

Earlier this week, a 41-year-old man was remanded in custody for similar offence.

 

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