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Distorted video with false caption creates commotion

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 19, 2020 8:35 pm

Our Correspondent
Kohima, June 19 (EMN):
A distorted video with a wrong caption of a Covid-19 related announcement made at Paraciezie (High School) colony is creating unnecessary commotion in Kohima.

Kevisetso Miachieo, president of Paraciezie Youth Organisation (PYO), informed Eastern Mirror that public announcement to take precautions following detection of Covid-19 positive case from a quarantine centre at 15 BRTF camp within Paraciezie was made on Thursday evening. However, to the utter dismay of PYO, a video of the said announcement was widely circulated on social media wherein the initial part of the announcement was being omitted.

“A false caption that one painter has tested for Covid-19 positive at Perachiezie colony was also attached to the video,” stated Miachio.
In this regard, PYO has lodged a first information report (FIR) with Kohima North Police Station asking the authority to book the culprit (s) under relevant sections of the law for spreading misinformation. Miachieo told this newspaper that the case is under investigation.

The youth organisation also clarified that it had not authorised any individual or group to record the announcement or circulate the video with false information on any social media platform.

“Neither the video nor the false caption/ information that one painter/ person has tested positive in Peraciezie colony was circulated by PYO on any social media platform,” read a statement which was issued to the district administration.

The youth organisation and residents of Peraciezie were of the view that the video with false caption/ information was circulated on social media platforms with malicious intent to malign the image of the locality and create panic among the residents.

PYO also expressed regret that the good intentions to create awareness has been twisted by irresponsible person(s) and caused worry to the public. Meanwhile, PYO has asked all citizens to act responsibly to beat Covid.

PYO made an announcement at around 1:30 pm on June 17, urging the public to be cautious since a BRO personnel was tested positive for Covid-19 at Covid hospital, Kohima. The personnel was quarantined in the quarantine centre located within 15 BRTF camp (Peraciezie) for 7-8 days prior to detection.

Following the detection, PYO took urgent steps to sensitise and urge the people to take precautionary measures since the 15 BRTF camp is located adjacent to the market area.

Kohima district task force, CMO office and BRTF have assured that all necessary precautionary measures are being taken and all SOPs strictly followed at 15 BRTF camp.

In its statement, the youth organisation has apprised that there is no Covid-positive case in Paraciezie colony, as per their knowledge till date, apart from the BRO personnel, who has since been shifted to Covid-19 hospital. It added that all returnees in Peraciezie Colony are adhering to home quarantine guidelines.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 19, 2020 8:35:05 pm
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