BJP MLA debunks 'rumours' of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mulund

An image – with a label of ‘breaking news’ - was doing rounds on Whatsapp and social media claiming that five cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Thane-Mulund suburb.

BJP MLA debunks 'rumours' of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mulund
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Amid the coronavirus or COVID-19 fear across the country, Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice-President Mihir Kotecha debunked the rumours of coronavirus outbreak in Mulund. Mihir Kotecha is a BJP MLA from Mulund assembly constituency. 

An image – with a label of ‘breaking news’ - was doing rounds on Whatsapp and social media claiming that five cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Thane-Mulund suburb. 

However, BJP MLA Mihir Kotecha took to Twitter to inform that the photograph doing rounds on social media suggesting five positive cases of coronavirus in Mulund is “fake”. 

An Executive health officer confirmed Kotecha that no coronavirus cases were detected in Mulund. The BJP MLA has requested the citizens to not forward such messages on social media while stating that the people should take precautions. 

While appealing the public to not panic and avoid public places, Mihir Kotecha demanded to trace the person who is behind spreading this fake news. 

“The below photo is fake, I have spoken to Executive Health Officer no covid-19 cases detected in Mulund. Request citizens don’t forward message on social media, do not panic and take precautions, avoid going to public places. Demand to trace who faked this news. (sic),” Mihir Kotecha tweeted. 

So far 73 cases have been tested positive in India. These also include 14 foreign nationals that have tested positive in Rajasthan. There are 11 people from Maharashtra who are currently turned positive of which 8 are from Pune, 1 from Nagpur and 2 from Mumbai. 

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has assured that the state is capable of talking and urged people not to panic. There are also conversations going on regarding postponing Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. Central Railways is imparting training its staff in regards to identifying symptoms. 

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