The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine asks citizens to use only official messages from the authorities. This was reported on the Ministry’s official website.
"We are forced to say that cyber police departments are now reporting a dramatic increase in the number of cases of rumors and misinformation spread in relation to the introduction of a quarantine regime in the country in order to combat a particularly dangerous coronavirus infection," the statement said.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, those who spread fakes in such conditions aim to spread panic and destabilize the situation.
"Fakes, rumors and blatant lies are diverse: ranging from fakes about helicopter spraying at night over downtown metropolitan areas, ending with a ban on walking with children on the streets of Kyiv under threat of administrative and criminal responsibility," the Ministry added.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs asks to inform the Cyber Police Department about their distribution.
As we reported earlier, as of March 17, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported 14 officially confirmed cases of Covid-19; two of 14 patients deceased.