Police warns public No April fool's jokes on Covid 19

Police warns public No April fool's jokes on Covid 19

Police on Monday asked people in Pune district of Maharashtra not to spread rumours or false information regarding coronavirus in the name of April Fool's Day jokes or pranks on social media.

The Pune rural police have issued a notification in this regard.

"On April 1, as a custom people, friends, relatives play harmless pranks with each other by spreading hoax among each other. However, in the current situation when a lockdown is in force to contain the spread of coronavirus, people should not spread any such information or messages or rumour regarding virus and lockdown on social media which can create confusion among people and may lead to violation of lockdown," stated Narayan Shirgaonkar, sub-divisional police officer, Pune rural police, in the notification.