CORONAVIRUS

India claps at 5 PM on Sunday to ward off coronavirus? Fact check

Many videos have gone viral on social media claiming that Janata Curfew underway in India, to be followed by a clap from balconies was with a purpose. Twitter and Whatsapp messages claimed describing the clap and sound-making applaud as “sound therapy” meant to ward off evil spirit. In another round of social messages, it was claimed that coronavirus will die ...

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Israeli scientists found Covid-19 vaccine already? Fact check

Israeli COVID-19 vaccine

As the worst global outbreak of the new coronavirus Covid-19 is rattling all the nations worldwide, many claims have been making rounds on social media, especially on WhatsApp. Here’s an image that has reached our fact checking team on March 15. See the image and the claim below it: The above message shared on WhatsApp widely claims, “No More Corona ...

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Should we not buy China toys during Holi due to coronavirus? Fact check

As the festival of colours, Holi falls on March 10 this year, a claim is going viral on social media that Chinese toys imported for the festival should be avoided since they will be infected with the novel coronavirus.  Here’s a Facebook message that appeared on February 16 along with a copy of Indian Ministry of Health advisory on preventing ...

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Has India found cure to coronavirus? Fact check

Punjab Kesari headline

Recently, social media is upbeat that India has found a cure to novel coronavirus. A Facebook page by name “Indian Army Fans” posted the link of a news article in newspaper Punjab Kesari along with a claim in Hindi that claimed: “India has found a cure for coronavirus; Patient recovers speedily” and the same was reported by many news outlets. ...

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