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Circulation of newspapers in PDF on social media illegal? Fact Check

With the lockdown in the country, print media found itself in a crisis. Physical distribution of newspapers was affected because most societies stopped taking deliveries or the newspaper distributors refused to distribute them because people wouldn’t let them in fearing infection, forcing some newspapers to stop  printing physical copies of newspapers amid fears of coronavirus. Digiteye India received a copy ...

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Can ginger powder cure coronavirus positive patients? Fact Check 

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, there are many home remedies making rounds to prevent or cure the virus altogether. One such claim is being forwarded on WhatsApp, which stated, ‘Observation of Efficacy of Ginger powder in Covid 19 positive patients.’ Here’s the long text defending the use of ginger powder in the name of Ayurvedic approach.   Digiteye India has already ...

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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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Image of Kim Jong Un dead in a coffin goes viral; Fact Check

Kim Jong unreally dead?

An image is going viral on Twitter that claims to show Kim Jong Un lying dead inside a glass coffin. This also sparked more debate on the topic and memes quickly followed flooding. Speculation around Kim’s whereabouts and his health heightened since his absence from the April 15 celebrations of the birth anniversary of of the North’s founder and his ...

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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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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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Split Moon image goes viral on WhatsApp; Fact Check

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Digiteye India received an image from a contact on WhatsApp that showed the moon was split in two, seeking its fact check. The message read, “The moon is split in two. Is this real?” As the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is around, such claims have become regular during this period. Similar claim has appeared on Twitter with claims and ...

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Sanskrit slokas on Spanish Radio in the morning? Fact Check

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Digiteye India received a video of a woman reciting Sanskrit verses for fact check. When searched on social media, it was widely shared by thousands of viewers on Facebook and Twitter with a claim in Hindi that said the foreigner was delivering sacred verses on a Spanish radio station to eard off the coronavirus. The three-minute video, published on Facebook ...

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