The government has formed a cell to monitor if rumours or wrong information are being disseminated on social media platforms and the mainstream media.
A notice from the Information Ministry on Thursday said the cell will monitor and inform the authorities concerned in this regard.
Bangladesh has so far confirmed 44 coronavirus cases and five deaths.
COVID-19, which was first reported in China, has so far infected more than half a million people and killed 23,010 of them – a mortality rate of 16 percent, according to Worldometer.
The government has shut down educational institutions and mass transport to prevent further spread of the virus.