Coronavirus: Punjab govt denies shutting down Internet, Amarinder warns against rumours

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh..File Photo

Chandigarh, March 20: The Punjab government on Friday has denied reports to shut down Internet services in the state.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to people not to believe in unsubstantiated information and has warned of strict action against rumour mongers and those spreading fake news.

Earlier, Chandigarh UT administration has initiated steps to counter the scare triggered by the coronavirus, the authorities are also grappling with the “fake” information being dished out online. Officials have warned of stern action against those found behind such fake messages.