Monthly Archives: April 2020

Can ginger powder cure coronavirus positive patients? Fact Check 

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, there are many home remedies making rounds to prevent or cure the virus altogether. One such claim is being forwarded on WhatsApp, which stated, ‘Observation of Efficacy of Ginger powder in Covid 19 positive patients.’ Here’s the long text defending the use of ginger powder in the name of Ayurvedic approach. Digiteye India has already debunked ...

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Is Namaste Trump rally behind more coronavirus cases in Gujarat? Fact Check

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In February 2020, Gujarat hosted US President Donald Trump along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad under ‘Namaste Trump’ tagline. The event was a response to ‘Howdy Modi’ held in Houston, Texas in September 2019 when Modi visited the US. In Ahmedabad, over 100,000 people gathered and the rally’s main goal was for better relations between the two ...

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Claims of Joy Alukkas owner dies of coronavirus go viral; Fact Check

Digiteye India received a message forward which stated that the owner of Joyalukkas jewelry group — Joy Alukkas — is dead. The message, which is making rounds on social media, claims that the owner of the group is dead because of the coronavirus but his body could not be brought back to India because of the current lockdown in the ...

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Drinking hot water and steam inhalation help contain Coronavirus? Fact Check

A message which claimed that drinking hot water will help contain corona virus is making rounds on social media. Citing China’s Wuhan recovery, it said many people have recovered from coronavirus without going to hospital. It was shared on WhatsApp and here’s a message Digiteye India received. The message is an audio file in Telugu and the person claims that ...

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Image of Kim Jong Un dead in a coffin goes viral; Fact Check

Kim Jong unreally dead?

An image is going viral on Twitter that claims to show Kim Jong Un lying dead inside a glass coffin. This also sparked more debate on the topic and memes quickly followed flooding. Speculation around Kim’s whereabouts and his health heightened since his absence from the April 15 celebrations of the birth anniversary of of the North’s founder and his ...

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Nurse forced to touch Muslim cleric feet for remarks on Markaz? Fact Check

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Digiteye India received an image with a misleading statement that Kurnool (AP) MLA Hafiz Khan has asked a nurse, who spoke to others about the Nizamuddin religious congregation Markaz as the origin of spreading coronavirus in India, to touch the feet of a Muslim cleric in repentance. See the WhatsApp image here. The mentioned Vishwabharati Medical College has been designated ...

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Sadhguru dancing when Coronavirus is around? Fact Check

Digiteye India received a WhatsApp image suggesting that the image of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of Isha Founation in Tamil Nadu was not as per the Coronavirus guidelines. It carried a caption that said: “150 foreigners attended Sadhguru’s event in March now all are under quarantine at Isha yoga foundation. 1000+ cases confirmed in TN, but media is only afterTablighi ...

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Coronavirus Fact Check: Is BCG vaccine capable of withstanding the infection?

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WhatsApp messages claiming the BCG vaccine prevents coronavirus infection are making the rounds and many calimed that Indians are usually given the vaccine after birth and hence, they are immune to coronavirus. Google search has shown a spike in search for BCG in the last few days as shown in its trends below: The Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine has been ...

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