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The truth behind the coronavirus scare at Electronic City, Bengaluru

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Bengaluru, Mar 20: A viral video of a panchayat officer in Bengaluru making an announcement regarding the coronavirus has caused panic.

In the video an official of the Doddathoguru Panchyat is heard making an announcement asking footpath eateries and chicken shops to close. The official is also heard asking groups not to assemble and practice social distancing.

The truth behind the coronavirus scare at Electronic City, Bengaluru

The video has caused panic in the wake of reports about four cases relating to coronavirus being reported. The Electronics City Industrial Township Authority in a clarification said that a video is being circulated with incorrect information.

It further said that message conveyed is "Doddathoguru panchayat is making announcements asking footpath eateries & chicken shops to close, asking people not to assemble in groups, practice social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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In another tweet, ELCITA also said that 4 people from the Neeladri Nagar area who recently returned from overseas are not practicing self-quarantine. These folks are tested negative but advised self-quarantine for 14 days.

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