Diprobio Illegally Claims to Have “Probiotic to Prevent New Coronavirus Infection”

In early 2020, the High People’s Court of Heilongjiang Province issued an Urgent Notice stating that an advertising publisher who uses advertising to falsely advertise the goods or services being promoted under the name of preventing or controlling the new coronavirus epidemic may be suspected of violating the Criminal Law of China and committing the crime of “false advertising”, with a maximum sentence of two years’ imprisonment. However, Diprobio still advertised its probiotic with the therapeutic effect of “preventing new coronavirus infection”, and thus resulted in over 20 cases of administrative penalties on mother and infant WeChat business owners and e-commerce platforms. (Source: sohu.com)