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The lone COVID -19 patient at JNIMS improved; Ministry releases advisory to take action on those spreading fake news about coronavirus a

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Imphal, March 29 

The health condition of Vimi Ningombam, the first victim of COVID -19 from the state of Manipur has been reportedly improved. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh in a press conference held today said that she is regaining to normalcy and that after her improvement she has been shifted to ICCU ward from the Isolation ward. 
“Doctors treating Vimi Ningoombam said that her condition is improved and that she had asked to provide her some books to read as well as tea maker electric pot for her convenience”, the Chief Minister told media persons. He reiterated the people of the state not to spread false information through social media that may mislead the people. 
As of today there are no fresh reports of any COVID-19 affected people either from any part of the state or from those who have been kept at various Quarantined centers open in the state. 
Today the State Health Directorate has issued N-90 mask, three layers mask and other Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) to all the health service providers and quarantined centers , a statement said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India has issued an advisory to curb false News about Coronavirus. In the advisory, it has been stated that Social media platforms are intermediaries as defined under section 2(1) (w) of the Information Technology Act 2000 and are required to follow due diligence as prescribed in the Information Technology ( Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 20011 notified under section 79 of the IT Act. They must inform their users not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that may affect public order and unlawful in any way. 
The Ministry advisory urges all intermediaries social networking platforms to initiate awareness campaigns in their platforms for the users not to upload /circulate any false new /misinformation concerning coronavirus which are likely to create panic among the public and disturb the public order and social tranquility. The advisory also directed to take immediate action to disable / remove such content hosted on their platforms on a priority basis. However, the advisory urges the intermediaries   to promote the dissemination of authentic information related to coronavirus as far as possible  

Huirem Naresh

Huirem Naresh, a resident of Keishamthong Elangbam has been with Imphal Times since its start, 2013. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Naresh is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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