A number of people have been arrested for spreading rumors and publishing content which disrupts public order. The accused were prosecuted for republishing or forwarding the disputed content.
The Public Prosecution has said that investigations are being carried out in a number of cases related to violations of the decisions of the Supreme Committee in matters related to COVID-19. They include violations of those found offering services that are banned during this time as well as those involved in rumour mongering.
The authorities have arrested a number of rumor mongers and publishers of classified content and other video contents hurting public order. “The criminal prosecution included all those who republished and forwarded the said materials,” said the Public Prosecution on its Twitter handle.
The Public Prosecution urged citizens and residents not to publish any news or information related to the epidemic, unless taking the information from official sources.