Police on Friday night detained an engineer of local government engineering department from Boalkhali in Chattogram on allegations of spreading rumours over coronavirus through Facebook post.

The arrested was identified as ABM Reza, deputy assistant engineer in Satkania upazila.

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Police said that Reza gave a status on his Facebook page saying that a coronavirus patient was detected in Boalkhali in the port city.

As police could not spot any coronavirus patient there, they detained Reza, said Helal Uddin Mohammad Faruk, officer-in-charge of Boalkhali police station.

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