CORONAVIRUS

Trump’s claim on his body DNA wrongly attributed; Fact Check

A viral image on social media is going viral with a quote attributed to US President Donald Trump. The image has a message below the President’s photo and reads: “The doctors said they’ve never seen a body kill the Coronavirus like my body. They tested my DNA and it wasn’t DNA, it was USA.” The context for the message is ...

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‘The Truth Behind COVID-19’ Pamphlet is Spreading Bizarre Rumours; Fact Check

Ever since COVID-19 took over our lives, there has been a barrage of information regarding the virus, its origin, the effect it has on people, among others. While some of the information is useful, most of them are pieces of misinformation and disinformation. Recently, several social media users shared a picture of a four-column pamphlet which allegedly debunks “the truth ...

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Did Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) issue a home quarantine schedule? Fact Check

A poster that is appearing on social media platforms allegedly by the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) has laid home quarantine schedule for people.  It has laid down meticulously the timings, dose and details of what one should do while in home isolation. The itinerary suggests doses of Vitamin B, C, E along with hot lemon water, kadha, tea, steam, and ...

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Video of monkeys creating havoc in hospital ward is NOT from India 

A video of monkeys creating havoc in a hospital is being widely shared on social media. The 1:48 minutes long video shows monkeys hopping on the ceiling frames and walking around the ward. The text on the video says that it is from a “hospital somewhere in India.” There were other instances of this same video being shared with the ...

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Old video of Amitabh Bachchan thanking doctors resurfaces with false claims

A video of Amitabh Bachchan thanking doctors at Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai is doing rounds on social media. This video has been picked up by leading media outlets and was published online and also broadcasted. The video can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube. Bachchan equates the doctors with Gods and thanks them for their service in “these trying ...

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