The Central government yesterday directed all state governments to create a portal with information about COVID-19 "where people can verify facts and unverified news promptly". A similar portal is being created by the Central government, as per Supreme Court directions. States have to submit an action taken report to the Home Ministry before the next hearing in the case takes places on April 7. The Supreme Court had yesterday directed the media to refer to and publish the official government version of developments around COVID-19. “We do not intend to interfere with the free discussion about the pandemic, but direct the media refer to and publish the official version about the developments,” a two-judge bench led by Chief Justice SA Bobde had ordered. To this end, the Central government will start a daily bulletin within 24 hours, the court had…
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