Can applying coconut oil in the nose prevent COVID-19? Fact Check 

Among the plethora of home remedies available online to prevent COVID, the latest remedy states that applying coconut oil in the nose four times a day can prevent COVID-19. Most home remedies do not have concrete scientific proof to back their claims and this is no exception. The claim has been shared multiple times on social media. Digiteye India also ...

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Have the Armed Forces opened 1,000-bed COVID Centre near Mumbai Airport? Fact Check

A viral WhatsApp forward claims that the armed forces have started a COVID care centre near Mumbai Airport. The message claims that the “1000-bedded Covid Care Hospital is very close to Domestic Airport Terminal 1, Santacruz” in Mumbai. The centre will be manned “by critical care specialists, pulmonologists, doctors and nursing officers of the Indian Armed Forces.” The address is ...

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Fact Check: Was journalist Pragya Mishra murdered in broad daylight?

A gruesome image of a wounded woman sprawled on a road is going viral. The image shows the woman lying on the road with blood around her stomach and people have gathered around her body. The image has been going viral on social media with many netizens claiming that the image is of journalist Pragya Mishra. In one of the ...

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Is CRP Test necessary before taking the COVID vaccine? Fact Check

With the beginning of the third phase of covid vaccinations in India, there is a surge of information regarding the vaccines available online. With the third phase of vaccination, citizens above 18 years of age are eligible for the covid vaccine. Digiteye India received a fact check query regarding the vaccination. The viral message reads, “CARDIOLOGIST DR.SURENDRAN’S SUGGESTION: Before taking ...

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Does lying down on chest in prone position increase oxygen levels? Fact Check

A WhatsApp message forward claims that lying down on the chest and deep breathing increases and improves oxygen levels in the body. The message which has been forwarded many times claims to recount the personal experience of an individual who was suggested this method by “the best pulmonologist of the country.” The message claims that lying down on the chest ...

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Is Govt. providing 3-month data recharge plan for free to 100 million users? Fact Check

According to a widely forwarded WhatsApp message, the Indian government is allegedly giving three-month data packs for free to 100 million users. The forwarded message is in Hindi. DigitEye India team also received the message for fact checking. The message reads “भारत सरकार द्वारा online पढ़ाई के लिए 100 Million यूजर्स को 3 महीने वाला Recharge Plan फ्री में देने ...

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Video claims ordinary nebulizer as substitute for oxygen cylinder; Fact check

A video is going viral on WhatsApp claiming that an ordinary nebulizer is enough to take care of oxygen requirements for the Covid-19 patients. The presenter wearing a stethoscope and claiming himself as Dr Alok from Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad, explains in the video that a nebulizer is a substitute for oxygen cylinder. Here’s the video:   The presenter claims that ...

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Fact Check: PSA suggesting medicines for contact with suspected COVID-19 positive people

A poster with “suggestive treatment for suspected contact with covid-19 positive” people is doing rounds on social media. The poster suggests medicines and vitamin tablets. Along with these medicines, the poster has also laid down “other essential guidelines” which include: Use mask properly and at all times Drink hot water or use it for gargling Maintain social distance Consult M.I ...

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