Using sanitiser causes burns? Fact check

grafting

A new viral message surfaced on social media suggesting people not to go near fire or stove after applying hand sanitizers, which contains alcohol. The message in Hindi reads:”This lady applied sanitizer and went to the kitchen to cook. The moment she turned on the stove, her hands caught fire as alcohol is present in the sanitizer.” The image that ...

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Tea has ingredients to provide cure to Coronavirus? Fact check

Tea cure

A message on WhatsApp is making rounds since March 23 claiming that CNN (American news channel) has published an article on its website citing the benefits of tea with chemicals which are proved to be panacea to stop coronavirus and Wuhan followed it to turn the tide around. Here’s the message from WhatsApp: FACT Check: A quick search on CNN ...

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Has Russia released 500 lions on streets to keep people inside? Fact check

Russian streets

A message has started making rounds on WhatsApp that Russia has taken harsh measures to keep people confined to their homes due to novel coronavirus outbreak. See the message below: The image claimed that Russia unleashed more than 500 lions on its streets to ensure that people are staying indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The news apparently out ...

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India claps at 5 PM on Sunday to ward off coronavirus? Fact check

Many videos have gone viral on social media claiming that Janata Curfew underway in India, to be followed by a clap from balconies was with a purpose. Twitter and Whatsapp messages claimed describing the clap and sound-making applaud as “sound therapy” meant to ward off evil spirit. In another round of social messages, it was claimed that coronavirus will die ...

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Israeli scientists found Covid-19 vaccine already? Fact check

Israeli COVID-19 vaccine

As the worst global outbreak of the new coronavirus Covid-19 is rattling all the nations worldwide, many claims have been making rounds on social media, especially on WhatsApp. Here’s an image that has reached our fact checking team on March 15. See the image and the claim below it: The above message shared on WhatsApp widely claims, “No More Corona ...

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Stray dogs killed ahead of Trump’s visit in Gujarat? Fact Check

Trump India visit

Social media is abuzz with an image of corpses of dogs dumped amid what the claim said was that they were killed in Gujarat ahead of United States President Donald Trump’s India visit. The state visit of Trump will be on February 24 and 25. The US President will visit Ahmedabad in Gujarat and then he will visit the Taj ...

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Should we not buy China toys during Holi due to coronavirus? Fact check

As the festival of colours, Holi falls on March 10 this year, a claim is going viral on social media that Chinese toys imported for the festival should be avoided since they will be infected with the novel coronavirus.  Here’s a Facebook message that appeared on February 16 along with a copy of Indian Ministry of Health advisory on preventing ...

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Has India found cure to coronavirus? Fact check

Punjab Kesari headline

Recently, social media is upbeat that India has found a cure to novel coronavirus. A Facebook page by name “Indian Army Fans” posted the link of a news article in newspaper Punjab Kesari along with a claim in Hindi that claimed: “India has found a cure for coronavirus; Patient recovers speedily” and the same was reported by many news outlets. ...

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JNU Celebrating Republic Day first time in 2020? Fact check

For all those who passedout of JNU, this viral messge would come as a shocker. It claims that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi will be celebrating Republic Day for the first time in 50 years. The viral post further claimed that this has been made possible only because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Here’s the Facebook page by ...

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