Oman: Jail term of 3 years for circulating false claims of COVID-19 cure

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People who make false claims of having discovered a drug to cure COVID-19 will face a jail term of three years, Public Prosecution has warned.

A statement issued online said, “The publication of false news, data, or rumours that could harm public order is a crime punishable by up to three years’ imprisonment. This includes false claims of the discovery of a drug for the COVID-19 disease.”

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