In its report to the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Home Affairs said fake news has made the fight against coronavirus difficult.
It is the the biggest hindrance in the fight against the pandemic, the Home Ministry also said.
Earlier, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to set up a committee of experts and a portal for information on coronavirus.
The court said the same shall be set up in 24 hours.
The court is hearing a petition seeking directions to provide food and shelter to migrant workers amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta told the court that there is a complete prohibition on inter-state migration.
Mehta also said the government is considering providing counselling to address the panic.