The Delhi Police has mentioned “motivated elements” tried to defame the drive by spreading misinformation on social media on the COVID-19 disaster.
The assertion got here after posts on social media alleged policemen within the nationwide capital have been stopping folks from organising assist for Covid sufferers on WhatsApp.
“At a time when Delhi Police is going beyond its call of duty to help people during this pandemic, it is unfortunate that such allegations are being levelled by motivated elements on social media and the mainstream media seems to be giving credence to such propaganda by carrying news reports on them,” Delhi Police mentioned within the assertion.
Vested teams spreading misinformation on social media alleging Delhi Police has prevented these engaged in amplifying useful resource data publicly. #DelhiPolice response is appended. It doesnt stop good Samaritan work whereas against these benefiting at value of public good. pic.twitter.com/yqYyF32AZX
— #DilKiPolice Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) April 25, 2021
Taking robust exception to the “unverified and unsubstantiated” allegations, the nationwide capital’s police urged folks and the media to not amplify such misinformation and warned of authorized motion.
The police underlined the duties undertaken by its personnel in the course of the Covid disaster by serving to folks with hospital admissions and oxygen cylinders.
“Not just that, our men are even performing last rites of people after their families refuse to accept the bodies,” the assertion learn. “We are going hand with Good Samaritans and member of the public and supporting them by all means.”
Delhi recorded 22,933 contemporary COVID-19 instances and 350 associated deaths within the final 24 hours. The metropolis now has 94,592 energetic instances. The whole coronavirus instances depend within the metropolis has gone as much as 10,27,715 and the loss of life depend has soared to 14,248.
The each day positivity charge has, nonetheless, dropped 30.21 per cent. On Sunday it was 32.27 per cent. The case fatality charge presently stands at 1.39 per cent.
The ongoing lockdown in Delhi has been prolonged by one other week, with the nationwide capital nonetheless displaying a excessive positivity charge regardless of a marginal drop within the each day coronavirus figures.
India’s coronavirus instances and deaths hit a brand new document with 3.49 lakh contemporary infections, taking the caseload to 1.69 crore; 2,767 folks died within the final 24 hours. Hospitals within the nation are overwhelmed; SOS messages have flooded social media.
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