Hyderabad: The Hyderabad cybercrime police has recently booked a case against a few unidentified persons, who circulated fake messages stating the novel coronavirus was found in milk being sold by a supermarket chain.
While another such message chain claimed that broiler chicken was spreading coronavirus. GHMC chief veterinary officer, P. Venkateshwar Reddy, clarified that there is no scientific evidence to back this claim.
Dr Vekateshwar Reddy said, “The photos that are being circulated of birds having succumbed to this virus are of birds infected with the ‘Ranikhet’ disease.”
He added that the methods of cooking meat in India makes the food extremely safe. “We expose the meat to a temperature of 100ºC, at which no virus can survive. Viruses cannot survive temperatures more than 45ºC. In addition, Indian cooking includes an abundant use of turmeric and other spices, which have antibiotic benefits.”
Dr Venkateshwar Reddy appealed to the public not to believe the fake information that is being spread through social media.
Meanwhile, the staff from the supermarket chain approached the Hyderabad cybercrime police and lodged a complaint against the fake message chain. “Hyderabad cybercrime police has booked a case of forgery for purposely harming the supermarket’s reputation, under the Information Technology Act,” said Mr Mohan Rao, Hyderabad cybercrime inspector....