The Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested a man on Monday in Sadar upazila for spreading a fake video clip about coronavirus using his Facebook ID.
The arrestee Khaja Mohammad Maksud, 30, is the son of Khaja Mohammad Oli Ullah of Sadar upazila.
Noor Hossain Mamun, officer-in-charge of district DB, said they arrested Maksud from his shop named Symon Digital House and Offset Press located at the town's Foysal Shopping Complex at around 1pm for disseminating a fake video clip via Facebook.
He also shared a fake audio which was created by a doctor in Chattogram over coronavirus deaths in the district, OC added.
A case under Digital Security Act, 2018 was filed against him with Chandpur Sadar Model Police Station.
Coronavirus, first reported in China, has claimed over 16,500 lives until Tuesday with a mortality rate of 14 percent, according to Worldometer. So far, 378,842 people have been infected around globally.
Bangladesh on Monday announced its third coronavirus death and six new cases, taking the number of patients to 33 in the country.