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Facebook assures Pakistan to remove misinformation about coronavirus

Facebook assures Pakistan to remove misinformation about coronavirus
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Facebook international delegation assured Pakistan that the social media website will remove the misinformation regarding coronavirus from Facebook on Thursday. This was said during the meeting held between Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza and a Facebook’s international delegation. According to a health ministry spokesperson, a comprehensive discussion was held on the growing pandemic which has claimed more than 4,000 lives world lives worldwide. With the 19 confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan, Zafar Mirza said that Facebook will run a public awareness campaign on its platform for Pakistani users to combat the spread of coronavirus in Pakistan. He also said that Facebook delegation has offered Pakistan to run an awareness campaign to combat the novel COVID-19 in the country. He said that there are millions of Pakistani users on Facebook and the step will country in the fight against corona. Dr Mirza said that more than 41 million people in Pakistan use Facebook. The support from the social media website would help sensitize people in the country. The Facebook international delegation member Jolin Zu said the social media website will remove the misinformation regarding coronavirus from Facebook. On Wednesday, the second coronavirus case was reported from Gilgit-Baltistan reported, raising Pakistan’s tally of total confirmed cases to 19. According to Gilgit Baltistan government spokesperson, a 14-year-old boy was diagnosed with novel coronavirus at a City Hospital in Skardu.