CORONAVIRUS

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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Censor on coronavirus messages? Fact Check

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A message on WhatsApp is making the rounds claiming that the Centre has approached the Supreme Court seeking censor on all coronavirus posts in social media platforms. The message claimed that under the Disaster Management Act (DMA), that has been implemented across the country, nobody except the government can update and post coronavirus related information on social media. It has warned ...

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Did WHO ask India to extend coronavirus lockdown till June 10? Fact Check

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In the name of an advisory from the global body, World Health Organization (WHO), is going viral on social media for over five days. The message claimed that India has been following a four-phase lockdown advice given by WHO to control the spread of coronavirus. Here’s the message received on WhatsApp: It’s been shared widely on Facebook and Twitter too. Using ...

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Migrant family from Surat commits suicide on way due to hunger? Fact Check

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In the midst of huge numbers of migrant families leaving cities and trying to reach their hometowns on foot due to coronavirus lockdown and stoppage of transportation, many visuals on TV channels make us familiar with their plight on daily basis. When the country is fighting to stop coronavirus spread, these hapless migrant families are eager to reach their homes. ...

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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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