Coronavirus: People Spreading Fake News Will Be Prosecuted (President of Public Prosecutor's Office)
The President of the public prosecutor's office announced that he had given instructions to the prosecution offices at the various courts of the Kingdom to initiate legal proceedings to combat coronavirus fake news which may cause panic among people and harm public order.
The President of the public prosecutor's office said Tuesday in a statement that the prosecution is investigating the matter through the judicial police.
A public complaint has been lodged against some people for their alleged role in spreading fake news about COVID-19, the source added.
MAP 17 March 2020