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FAKE NEWS ALERT: “Kandur” in Lal Bazar locality has not tested positive for COVID-19

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The rumours about a bread maker (Kandur) testing positive for coronavirus in Lal Bazar locality of Srinagar is fake.

By Arif Majeed

Srinagar, 11 Apr 2020

Hundreds of people in Kashmir including politicians have fallen to this piece of fake news sending shock waves across the locality.
The post was first shared on WhatsApp, soon it found it’s way into Twitter and Facebook where thousands shared and commented on it, “Bread maker (Kandur) of Alamdar colony Lalbazar, Srinagar turns out to be positive for Coronavirus. Situation tense. Police on speakers asking people to report who so ever brought bread from there,” read the viral post .
However, SHO Lal Bazar police station , G. P Singh rubbished the rumours saying that it was absolutely false, “It is absolutely fake, no announcement on loudspeakers was done. Why should we do it when authorities haven’t asked us to,” he said.
The police officer further appealed people to cooperate so that the curve is flattened, “We have it under control, I appeal people through your mwdium to stay inside their homes so that we can defeat it,” Singh told The Kashmir Walla.
Ever since the outbreak of pandemic ,fake news regarding the same has been doing rounds on various mediums. Not only common people but celebrities and politicians have also fallen for it.

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