A man in China wrote in the social network that were infected with other coronaviruses

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In the suburbs of Beijing police arrested a man who wrote in social networks that intentionally infected with a novel coronavirus. About it reports RIA Novosti, citing a police statement.

“Tongzhou Police received complaints from the public about the fact that one of Internet users published a post which claimed that once contracted the new type of coronavirus, he specifically went to places of a mass congestion of people trying to intentionally infect others. The police found out that the author was a 22-year-old young man who is healthy and not infected with a new virus,” – said in the message.

during questioning, the man said he just wanted to prank people and so wrote this message.

At the moment he was arrested on suspicion of intentionally spreading false information on terrorism.

police have warned that they will severely punish those who use the Internet for spreading false information, spreading rumors and inciting panic.

Earlier it was reported that the Russian Embassy in China establishes the possibility and the order of departure of compatriots from Hubei province. The Chinese authorities have restricted movement in its territory because of the spread of coronavirus. According to the Embassy, the solution according to the scheme of departure of foreigners from the region is still pending. Local authorities have expressed their willingness to provide the maximum targeted support of foreigners in the province.

According to the latest data of the state Committee of public health of China, the disease was discovered more than 4 thousand people. 106 infected subsequently died. It is also known that cases of the disease confirmed in a number of China’s neighboring countries – Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and in Europe.

Earlier it was reported that the who has included Russian State research center of Virology and biotechnology “vector” in the register of European laboratories. Scientists involved in the developmentke tools for the diagnosis of the novel coronavirus.

the First outbreak of a new form of pneumonia was recorded in China in December. The center spread of the virus was the city of Wuhan in Hubei province. At the moment the message passenger transport with the city is suspended.

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