20 Years In Jail For Spreading Fake News On COVID-19

 THE government has gazetted tough new laws that could see people spending up to 20 years in prison for spreading fake news on the novel coronavirus. SOURCE: NEWSDAY According to Statutory Instrument 83 of 2020, people who peddle information deemed false by the government face up to 20 years in prison, a hefty fine or both. “For the avoidance of doubt any person who publishes or communicates false news about any public officer involved with enforcing or implementing the national lockdown in his or her capacity as such, or about…

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