Meghalaya: Man lands in trouble for "spreading" vaccine misinformation


A person has been alleged of circulating a misleading COVID-19 vaccination video on YouTube. 

In a statement issued by the Superintendent of Police of East Khasi Hills on Tuesday, Sylvester Nongtnger said, "An FIR (First information report) has been received by the East Khasi Hills District Police against this individual for spreading misinformation on the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccination amongst people."

It is a violation of the Order of the Hon'ble High Court of Meghalaya, dated 23.06.2021 under Section 54 of the Disaster Management Act. 2005 and the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, the statement read.

He informed that a case has been registered at Sadar Police Station and legal necessary action is being undertaken against the accused.

He further appealed to the citizens to refrain from putting up such videos of misinformation.

(Edited by Aparmita Das)

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