Cyber Police of Ukraine identified 116 people who spread fake information about Covid-19 coronavirus, as the Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported.
It is stated that since the beginning of quarantine, the law enforces checked 344 reports on possible illegal actions, particularly online fraud during the purchase of personal protective equipment.
“Totally, 228 facts are established on the publication of false or provocative information about coronavirus pandemic on information resources. Currently, the cyber police identified 116 people who spread this information,” the message said.
30 criminal proceedings were opened due to online fraud.
It is noted that one of the cases took place in Kyiv. The cyber police along with the Dniprovsky department of police of Kyiv identified a perpetrator who held the sale of medical masks of questionable quality online. The masks had no certificate of conformity and documents about the place of their production. Almost 8,000 masks were confiscated.
As of March 31, Ukraine has officially confirmed 549 cases of infection with Covid-19. 69 new cases have been observed over the last 24 hours. In total, 13 fatal cases have been recorded. It should be noted that eight patients have successfully recovered.