CORONAVIRUS

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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Tea has ingredients to provide cure to Coronavirus? Fact check

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A message on WhatsApp is making rounds since March 23 claiming that CNN (American news channel) has published an article on its website citing the benefits of tea with chemicals which are proved to be panacea to stop coronavirus and it claimed the Chinese city of Wuhan followed the same to turn the tide around. Here’s the message from WhatsApp: ...

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Has Russia released 500 lions on streets to keep people inside? Fact check

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A message has started making rounds on WhatsApp that Russia has taken harsh measures to keep people confined to their homes due to novel coronavirus outbreak. See the message below: The image claimed that Russia unleashed more than 500 lions on its streets to ensure that people are staying indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The news apparently out ...

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