The COVID-19 outbreak has affected more than 188 countries, with more than 300,000 cases worldwide and 13,600 deaths.

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This week March 24, 2020, Social Media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter messages have become the major source and medium of spreading fake news around the world. Coronavirus has already been the cause of major death in India and across the world. Most of the news spread on social media is because most people think that they are passing the right information and it is going to be helpful to many. However, this is when most people don’t verify the authenticity of the news and land up sending or posting fake news on their Social Media accounts.

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected more than 188 countries, with more than 300,000 cases worldwide and 13,600 deaths.

Below is the list of latest fake news shared this week. Think twice before you share this fake news.   

  • Message Claiming Coronavirus Can Last Up To 8 Hours In Air is not true

China reported it is airborne on 8 February.
WHO considered it is airborne on 17 March.
Covid-19 virus can spread at least 170 feet/4.5m in enclosed space and survive in air at least 3 hours.
Please wear a mask. You Don't Know Who's Healthy.

As per WHO, viruses survive only a few hours in the air and maybe a couple of days without a host.

  • Tharoor’s tweet read “Kerala earns international kudos for its valiant efforts to tackle the COVID-19 crisis with efficiency”.

 

Above is a fake news shared by Sashi Tharoor

  • Don't mess with Italy We must implement this in India as well

The video is from Brazil and not Italy, it was shared by a senior police officer of Brazil, Tenente Santini.

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