A fine or 6 months in jail if you spread fake news about coronavirus

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6 months in jail if you spread fake news about coronavirus

The new Disaster Management Act regulations are threatening people who spread fake news about the coronavirus with a fine or up to six months in prison.

According to the new regulations, which were published in the Government Gazette on Wednesday, anyone who creates or spreads fake news about Covid-19 can be prosecuted.
 

HelterSkelter

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Which one is fake:

1. Coronavirus is not so bad, it is the the hysteria that is bad.
2. Coronavirus is bad, very bad. Stock up food and tp etc.
 

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So like the fake accounts saying the virus didn't originate from Wuhan China, do they get 6 months in jail?
Who decides what is fake and how do they prove it?
 

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Which one is fake:

1. Coronavirus is not so bad, it is the the hysteria that is bad.
2. Coronavirus is bad, very bad. Stock up food and tp etc.
It could be argued that both are bad as both may result in the virus being spread. All that people need to know is to maintain social distancing in accordance with the recommended guidelines and the enactment under the Disaster Management Act.

The rest is up to the government to communicate.
 

lived666

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Hehehe, SA government coming up with more legislation they can't enforce.
Yeah, quite a few places pissing on the no more than 100 people rule, how does that even work, for example, panic Makro day had thousands of people in the store, so when does the 100 rule apply, every Makro probably has more than 100 employees anyhow?
 

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According to the world health organisation:

The “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. These estimates will be updated as more data become available.
Now given this potentially long time frame of 2 weeks, how do you prove who infected you? These new laws say you can be jailed for infecting someone intentionally or even charged with attempted murder. I am interested in how they prove intention.
 

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According to the world health organisation:



Now given this potentially long time frame of 2 weeks, how do you prove who infected you? These new laws say you can be jailed for infecting someone intentionally or even charged with attempted murder. I am interested in how they prove intention.
Just guessing but perhaps licking hand rails may show intent.
 

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What about dressing up as Death himself with bells tolling roaming the streets shouting "the end is nigh, bring out your dead!"

/hopes a few loonies reading this will follow suit
 

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I'll repeat it once more, then never again - there are forces at play who use "create problem, create solution" to get their control agenda to work with far less people realising it or questioning them. And history shows they will go very, very far and wide to achieve it. How quickly we forget the certain exposures that were made of a number of western politicians' insane interest in war profitering just a few years back.

Not worth further discussion now, but maybe a few of you will wake up.
 

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Excellent action by government. Actions like these just once again demonstrate what a complete joke politicians are and deserve every bit of scorn and laughter coming their way.

The ministry of truth on what Fake News™ is will be hilarious to watch in action.

Globalists can't be happy with stupidity like this since actions like these just harm their causes even further.
 
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Let's see now... every year 200 000 people die of flu; the covid19 virus has killed less than 9000 in 3 months. For some reason the government has shut ports of entry, closed schools, and banned gatherings of 100 or more. Who is really guilty of spreading fake news? Where does government get its news from?
 

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What about dressing up as Death himself with bells tolling roaming the streets shouting "the end is nigh, bring out your dead!"

/hopes a few loonies reading this will follow suit
That's an assylum case.
 

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Intent to do what exactly? Pick it up or spread it?
If your test results are possitive and you're seen out in the shops spitting on trolleys and handrails, that shows intend to spread it. There are clear guidelines for when one tests possitive.
 

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I wonder what the SAHRC will do if there’s any interracial infections.
 
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