President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said more than a hundred perpetrators had been exposed over misinforming the public about the novel coronavirus.

Thirty criminal proceedings have been launched, the president wrote in his public address on Facebook.

"Today, more than 20,000 police officers and National Guards are involved in measures to counter the coronavirus. Among other things, they are countering fake reports about the virus, along with online fraud and distribution of dubious medications," he said.

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According to the president, more than a hundred perpetrators were exposed, a number of internet links used for criminal purposes were blocked, as well as bank accounts used by online scammers.

"I urge all citizens to be vigilant, to use only official sources of information, not to trust panic-sowing messages and announcements about obscure medications that are claimed to save you from all diseases," Zelensky emphasized.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a number of confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday evening was nearing 800.