A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) arose in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 . Soon it spread to other countries worldwide to become a pandemic . Globally, governments enforced quarantine and social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the infection . Mass media and social media platforms played a crucial role in providing information regarding the Coronavirus . Since little is known about COVID-19, various fake news, misinformation and rumours spread across the digital media that panicked people into making panic deci-sions . The rapid spread of misinformation and stories via social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube became a vital concern of the government and public health authorities . Medical misinformation and unver-ifiable content about the COVID-19 pandemic are spreading on social media at an unprecedented pace . Mitigating the advent of rumours and misinformation during the COVID-19 epidemic is crucial, since misinformation and fake news creates panic, fear and anxiety among people, predisposing them to various mental health conditions . Instead of considering social media as a secondary medium, it should be utilised to convey important information . Besides, it allows citizens to address their queries directly . Several governments across the world have taken actions to contain the pandemic of misinformation, yet measures are required to prevent such communication complications.