India’s Covid vaccination drive began January 16 (File)

New Delhi:

Legal action should be taken against those spreading “ill-informed rumours about the COVID-19 vaccines”, the centre said in a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories.

The letter, written last week by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, reminded states of existing provisions under the Disaster Management Act and the Indian Penal Code, and urged them to apply such provisions to “counter the spread of all such kind of false information about the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as promptly disseminate factual messages.

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