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Malaysia arrests 6 people for spreading fake news about coronavirus

by VTV404 February 2020 Last updated at 15:33 PM

Health officials watch thermographic monitors at a quarantine inspection station at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Photo: AP)
Health officials watch thermographic monitors at a quarantine inspection station at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Photo: AP)

VTV.vn - At least six people have been detained in Malaysia for spreading false or fake news about the novel coronavirus.

Earlier, several Malaysians uploaded fake news to a social network which described the coronavirus as "causing victims to act like zombies." These people also spread false information regarding the death toll and the number of infected people. Malaysia's health ministry later dismissed the rumours in a tweet.

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