One person has been detained in Chine for disseminated fake data on the coronavirus in the city of Tianjin, Xinhua reported referring to the city public safety department.
According to the department's head, there is ongoing monitoring of coronavirus-related shared posts.
Six law enforcement officers were detained as well.
The city public safety office has stepped up surveillance of malicious rumors about the spread of pneumonia on the Internet, the statement said.
Chinese authorities reported an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan on December 31, 2019. The causative agent of the disease is a new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV.