Mar 11, 2020 / 14:54

Hanoi Covid-19 map is inaccurate: Hanoi police

The Hanoitimes - The map displays dozens of red dots representing "epidemic point warnings" in Hanoi.

Hanoi police have confirmed that a Google map showing places susceptible to Covid-19 infection in Hanoi is inaccurate, VnExpress reported.

 Hanoi Covid-19 map is inaccurate. Photo: Hanoi police

The local police on March 10 requested high-tech crime prevention forces and police of the districts to promptly verify the act of posting fake information about Covid-19 and prosecute if they gather enough evidence to prove it as a crime.

The map, which has been shared widely from March 7, a day after the first Covid-19 patient in Hanoi was detected, displays dozens of red dots representing "epidemic point warnings" in Hanoi.

Hanoi police recommended that people should visit the official and credible web pages of competent authorities to get the most accurate information about Covid-19.

Since February, the Vietnamese government has handled 21 cases of releasing fake information about Covid-19 on social networks.

Hanoi has so far reported four infection cases, with the first detected on March 6.

Vietnam has reported 35 Covid-19 infection cases in 10 cities and provinces as of March 11, of them 16 have been cured.