CM Balochistan Under Fire For Sharing Fake Info On Coronavirus
Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal is under criticism for sharing fake information regarding the deadly coronovrius on Saturday.
CM Balochistan posted a photo on Twitter, that says “drinking a lot of water and gargling with warm water & salt or vinegar eliminates coronavirus.” Earlier, World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international health watchdogs had busted this fake information about the deadly disease, saying that the aforementioned practice cannot kill coronavirus.
— Jam Kamal Khan (@jam_kamal) March 14, 2020
People on Twitter have been criticising the chief executive of the province for misleading the general public in times of crisis.
Academic Nida Kirmani in her reply to Jam Kamal said that it was very irresponsible of the most vulnerable province’s CM to share fake information publicly.
Very dangerous and irresponsible coming from a Chief Minister of the most vulnerable province!
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) March 15, 2020
Firstly @WHO has already said "saline" cannot kill the virus
Secondly this Myth was already debunked
FALSE: Gargling salt water ‘eliminates’ coronavirus https://t.co/KVDZDWcJPD
— Alpha Intel (@theAlphaIntel) March 14, 2020
Journalist Cyril Almeida while criticising CM Jam Kamal, termed him as ‘clown of balochistan’ on Twitter.
Chief Minister/Clown of Balochistan suggests drinking water and gargling can eliminate corona… https://t.co/0Cwhz7ilIy
— cyril almeida (@cyalm) March 15, 2020
Again, I would say you are Chief Minister of Balochistan, sharing false information does not suit your office. Do we have to spend your whole tenure teaching you basics? 🤦🏻♀️ Hire someone for Twitter!
— Maryam Khanzai (@brranzz) March 15, 2020
Another user urged the chief minister to not spread misinformation in this critical time for the people of Balochistan.
Yes Jam Sahab please don’t mislead people in this crisis situation.
— Maryam Zia Baloch (@MerryBaloch) March 15, 2020