Monthly Archives: March 2020

WHO advised not to eat bakery food items due to Coronavirus? Fact Check

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A message started circulating widely on social media with a message asking people not to eat bakery food.It claimed that the bakery food is not washable even if infected from the coronavirus. The message next to the logo of the World Health Organization (WHO) started attracting attention at a time when Coronavirus is closely monitored by people and they look ...

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Using sanitiser causes burns? Fact check

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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 it claimed the Chinese city of Wuhan followed the same to turn the tide around. Here’s the message from WhatsApp: ...

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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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