Fake news is travelling much faster than the coronavirus in India
Even since India's 1st case was reported, social media has been rife with fake posts, rumours and theories
The claim is 'Misleading' as the viral video was captured on March 20, five days before the lockdown was announced.
A post is being circulated saying that workers who worked between the years 1990-2020, have the right to receive a benefit of Rs 1,20,000 from the Ministry of Labour and Employment
The Press Information Bureau (PIB), in a tweet, clarified that the message in question is fake and the government has announced no such schemes.
Multiple posts shared claim that wearing a face mask for an extended time could cause hypercapnia, a condition caused by a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood
Health experts in Thailand have said that as of May 2020, there is no evidence that wearing a mask for a long period can cause hypercapnia
A graphic circulated, attributes a claim to the WHO saying that no vegetarian is “affected by coronavirus”
In a statement given to international news agency AFP, India’s WHO representative Supriya Bezbaruah had rubbished this claim.
A video of an overcrowded train is being shared with a claim that it is carrying migrant workers from Mumbai to West Bengal.
According to The Quint, this was a Special Train, which was arranged to carry devotees who had come to attend the Bishwa Ijtema 2018
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