CORONAVIRUS

Has Modi Government filed FIR against Sonu Sood? Fact Check

A photo of actor Sonu Sood standing beside a train is going viral on Facebook and WhatsApp stating that the actor and philanthropist is facing charges filed by the Modi government on collecting Covid vaccines illegally for his social work. It portrayed as if those doing good service to the nation are paying the price. The Facebook page (now removed) ...

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Did Singapore autopsy on Covid dead reveal non-pulmonary origin? Fact Check

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A viral message similar to the one debunked widely on Italy conducting an autopsy on a Covid victim and finding thrombosis as the main reason for covid deaths has again started making rounds with the same claim but attributed to Singapore this time. The viral message on WhatsApp claimed that Singapore conducted an autopsy on a COVID-19 patient to find ...

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

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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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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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Has the ICMR issued a new COVID-19 advisory? Fact Check 

A 21 point advisory allegedly issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is going viral on social media. The advisory has been shared numerous times. The list of pointers includes dos and dont’s regarding travel, ordering food, hygiene etiquettes, etc. Out of the 21 points, some of them include – Do not eat outside food for 1 year ...

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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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