No UV rays from the sun CANNOT kill COVID-19 !

Social Media users have suggested several home remedies to prevent and cure Coronavirus. Amidst this several users on social media claim that Ultraviolet Rays from the sun can kill Coronavirus because melanin in our skin absorbs it. Several social media users have advised people to stand under the sun to prevent or kill the virus. […]

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Disaster Management Act does not restrict citizens to share posts on COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the world, India has gone for a complete lockdown for 21 days. Amidst this we found a viral message that claims that from midnight onwards (no date mentioned), the Disaster Management Act has been implemented across the country, as per which apart from government departments, no other citizen […]

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No announcement of lockdown extension till 4th May 2020 has been made on 2nd April 2020 !

Social media platforms are filled with misinformation related to COVID-19 that is increasing panic and fear among the common man. On the 24th of March 2020 PM Modi announced a complete lockdown in India for the next 21 days in order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus disease. A viral screenshot of a news […]

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Fake WhatsApp message claiming no COVID-19 Deaths in Israel due to miraculous solution of Lemon and Bicarbonate…

COVID-19 pandemic has brought down the world to an unprecedented halt momentarily. The deadly novel coronavirus has so far infected over 8 lac people across the globe with COVID-19 related deaths approaching 40K. The Pandemic has hit almost every country on the globe with a few exceptions like North Korea. While the world is battling […]

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Do Not Be Fooled By This Scaremongering Video. It Is Riddled With Misinformation About the COVID-19 Situation.

A video of a woman claiming India has entered stage-3 of COVID-19, citing a source in the government, is doing rounds on the social media. The woman, speaking in Bengali, asks people to stock up on food, medicines and baby food so that they don’t have to step out  for at-least one month. She also […]

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Inhalation of hot steam will NOT kill Coronavirus !

Social Media is flooded with misinformation related to Coronavirus. Amidst this we received a request for a fact check on our WhatsApp number 9049053770. According to the message it claims that Chinese experts have suggested that inhalation of steam from hot water will kill the Coronavirus. The message reads “A Chinese expert assures everybody that […]

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This is not Sophie Trudeau appealing to urging people to stay home to avoid ending up seriously ill with COVID-19

Social media users claim that a viral video showing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife in a hospital bed urging people to stay home to avoid ending up seriously ill with COVID-19. A woman patient in the hospital bed says “If anyone is thinking of taking any chances, just take a look at me,” we […]

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PM Modi has not announced any internet ban due to COVID-19 misinformation

In the on-going chaos surrounding COVID-19 social media is filled with a lot of misleading  videos and photos related to the virus. One such image which appears to be a screenshot of a popular news channel’s news bulletin which claims that PM Modi has announced closing of internet facilities in India from midnight due to […]

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Holding your breathe for 10 seconds is not a valid test for Coronavirus

Social media have come up with several home remedies to cure and prevent Coronavirus. This time social media users claim that there is home remedy to check whether you are positive for Coronavirus or not. An advisory attributed to the Stanford Hospital Board, claims that if you can hold your breath for more than 10 […]

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No, World’s Cutest Baby Anahita Hashemzadeh Does Not Have Coronavirus

Social media is abuzz with the claim that the world’s cutest baby has been diagnosed with coronavirus.  Photos of a beautiful girl child are being shared with the caption: Pray for the cutest baby in the world. She is suffering from coronavirus. Plz pray for this baby. Believing it true, many users are commenting for […]

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