Covid-19 Fact Check

Several Corona Virus (COVID-19) Rumors are going viral on various social sites which is causing panic to the public. Here we tried to collect those with the truth behind them for awareness. Please share in your social circle, we will keep on updating as soon as we find any rumor.

Fact 01

Viral News: One couple from Italy is shown kissing and told that they died fighting against Corona Virus after treating 134 patients.

The fact is that this pic is attributed to Emilio Morenatti from global news agency Associated Press (AP). 

The picture caption by AP reads “A couple kiss at the Barcelona airport, Spain, March 12, 2020”.

Link : https://oklahoman.com/article/feed/10033803/ap-photos-poignant-moments-anxiety-amid-a-virus-outbreak

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

Fact 02

Viral News: There is a news roaming on internet with various video clips that due to corona virus Azaan is happening after 500 years in Spain.

The fact is that the Spain law permits the use of loudspeakers for the five-times-daily call to prayer and also with the human voice. So the shared video doesn’t depict the Azaan happening after 500 years in Spain.

Link: https://www.siasat.com/after-500-years-azaan-echoes-spain-1863828/ 

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

Fact 03

Viral News: There is a news roaming on internet attributed to Dr Tehran from Medanta hospital that National emergency is going to be imposed and suggesting to keep the ration in idequate quantity.

The fact is that that Madanta hospital didn’t issued any such notice and all such rumers are not associated with Dr. Tehran. Infact, the Medanta Hospital issued a public notice on 18-03-2020 denying all such rumors.

Link: https://twitter.com/medanta/status/1240307655760949248/photo/1

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

Fact 04

Viral News: There is a news roaming on internet with pic that Russia has released 500 lions to ensure that public will stay at home.

The fact is that no such thing is done in Russia and the picture is from 2016 taken from South Africa. 

Link: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3541594/

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

Fact 05

Viral News: There is a news roaming on internet with an image that hundred of dead bodies are there on the street of Italy and no one is there to respond showing the severity of pandemic.

The fact is People lay down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in remembrance of the 528 victims of the Katzbach Nazi concentration camp, in Frankfurt, March 24, 2014. The inmates of the Katzbach concentration camp, a part of the former Adler industrial factory, were forced into a death march to the concentration camps of Buchenwald and Dachau on March 24, 1945. Some 528 victims of Katzbach are buried at Frankfurt’s central cemetery.

Link: https://pictures.reuters.com/archive/GERMANY–BM2EA3O1B2X01.html

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

Fact 06

Viral News: There is a news roaming on internet with a snapshot of a book page that Corona Virus is already known and it can be treated by Asprin, Anti-histamines and Nasal Sprays.

The fact is that as per World Health Organisation (WHO) “This is not SARS, it’s not MERS & it’s not influenza. It is a unique virus with unique characteristics.”

Link: https://twitter.com/WHO/status

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

Fact 07

Viral News: There is a news roaming on internet with a picture of large number of coffin that Don’t take Coronavirus (COVID-19) easy depicting the deaths happening in Italy.

The fact is that that the picture is of October 5th 2013 depicting to a ship tragedy happened in Italian Island of Lampedusa and related to the African migrants.

Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/10/05/

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

Fact 08

Viral News: There is a news roaming on internet with a picture saying Italian PM is weeping after facing deaths of Italian public.

The fact is that that the man shown in the picture is not Italian PM but the PM of Brazil “Jair Bolsonaro”. The picture of of an event happened in 17th December 2019 when PM of Brazil cried remembering a knife attack happened with him during 2018 election campaign.

Link: https://www.poder360.com.br/governo/bolsonaro-chora-ao-lembrar-de-facada-em-culto-evangelico-no-planalto/

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

Fact 09

Viral News: There is a news roaming on internet that Italian PM has surrendered over the continious death happenig in the country due to Covid-19.

The fact is that picture used along with the statement is not of Italian PM Giuseppe Conte. This picture is of Italian President Sergio Mattarella. Italian Prime Minister told that “”We are giving up the most expensive habits, we do it because we love Italy, but we do not give up courage and hope in the future. United we will do it.” The said statement contradicts the above claim. 

Link: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/fact-check/255947-italian-prime-minister-conte-says-they-have-lost-control-coronavirus

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

Viral News: There is a video going viral on internet showing disposal of dead bodies into a river at night and claimed to be of  covid -19 patients dead bodies. 

The fact is that the video is from the TV series Pandemic released in 2007.

Link: https://youtu.be/5Tfg4KxBlwk

Conclusion: The claim is found to be false. There is no such report related to the viral news.

If you find any News regarding Corona Virus (Covid-19) doubtful, Please let us know in comment section. We will try to check the fact behind that.

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