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Morphed message on COVID-19

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GUWAHATI, May 11 - A doctored screenshot of Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma�s twitter handle, which stated that eight more COVID-19 patients were detected in the State, today created a sensation.

The message that resembled the Health Minister�s tweets said eight more persons who travelled in the bus from Rajasthan in which the Cachar district patient travelled have tested positive for COVID-19. It pegged the total cases in the State at 70.

The minister denied that he tweeted the message. His account was not hacked, but someone apparently doctored a screenshot. The message was circulated widely.

�I have noted with deep concern an altered/morphed screenshot of my tweet � where the numbers have been changed. I have asked Assam Police to immediately file an FIR and investigate,� Sarma said.

The minister also clarified that the news doing around in a section of media about new categorisation of some districts, even Guwahati, was also speculative. �No new categorisation has come from the Government of India today,� he said.

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Morphed message on COVID-19

GUWAHATI, May 11 - A doctored screenshot of Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma�s twitter handle, which stated that eight more COVID-19 patients were detected in the State, today created a sensation.

The message that resembled the Health Minister�s tweets said eight more persons who travelled in the bus from Rajasthan in which the Cachar district patient travelled have tested positive for COVID-19. It pegged the total cases in the State at 70.

The minister denied that he tweeted the message. His account was not hacked, but someone apparently doctored a screenshot. The message was circulated widely.

�I have noted with deep concern an altered/morphed screenshot of my tweet � where the numbers have been changed. I have asked Assam Police to immediately file an FIR and investigate,� Sarma said.

The minister also clarified that the news doing around in a section of media about new categorisation of some districts, even Guwahati, was also speculative. �No new categorisation has come from the Government of India today,� he said.

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