CORONAVIRUS

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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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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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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