Moscow: The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office on Wednesday asked the country’s communications watchdog to block online videos alleging that COVID-19 is a man-made bio-weapon. Also Read - Coronavirus in Karnataka: Health Minister Sriramulu Attends Procession, Social Distancing Norms Flouted | Watch

The office said in a statement that it has discovered videos posted on the VK social network and YouTube alleging that the coronavirus is a genetically modified biological weapon, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read - Fielding Coach R Sridhar Reveals Training Module For Virat Kohli-Led Team India, Says Sharpest Minds Will Take Six Weeks to Get Ready For Test Cricket

These materials contain “inaccurate” socially significant information that poses a threat to people’s life and health, and that violates public order and safety, the statement said. Also Read - Coronavirus in Kerala: Unable to Attend Online Lectures, Class 9 Student Commits Suicide

It said that the World Health Organisation, the Russian government, or other official Russian authorities have never confirmed information about the artificial origin of COVID-19.