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Coronavirus: Notification On Movement Restrictions Is Not From India

False: Press Release By PMO India On Restriction Of Movement Due To COVID-19 Outbreak
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The press release on movement restriction for COVID-19 outbreak was issued by PMO-Malaysia, not PMO-India

FALSE: Press Release on movement restriction for COVID-19 outbreak by National Security Council, PMO (India)
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Israeli scientists have not developed a COVID-19 vaccine -- they were still working to develop one in February 2020

Multiple Facebook posts shared thousands of times in Sri Lanka claim that Israeli scientists have developed a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The claim is misleading; Israel’s MIGAL Research Institute said in a press release in February 2020 that it was still working to develop a vaccine for COVID-19; the image of a vial labelled "coronavirus vaccine" in the misleading Facebook posts was taken from a stock photo website.
AFPFactCheck üîé - 06/03/2020

Facts about to release content for republication coronavirus Free | the facts

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Aos Fatos libera conteúdo sobre coronavírus para republicação gratuita | Aos Fatos


Aos Fatos - 16/03/2020

Video & # 039; coronavirus patient & # 039; Pursued by the press is not Mexico

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Video de 'paciente con coronavirus' perseguido por la prensa no es de México


elsabuesoap - 16/03/2020

Health Ministry of Italy did not release this video; Old video resurfaces in wake of Covid-19

A WhatsApp forward is going viral that contains a video and text message. The video is said to be released by the health ministry of Italy. The text message with the video indicates that the video is released by health ministry of Italy in order to spread awareness about how coronavirus spreads. - Health Ministry of Italy did not release this video; Old video resurfaces in wake of Covid-19
newschecker.in - 19/03/2020

It is false that government released serves to Bolsa Família beneficiaries because of coronavirus | the facts

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É falso que governo liberou saques para beneficiários do Bolsa Família por causa do coronavírus | Aos Fatos


Aos Fatos - 17/03/2020

UNICEF officials refute false claim that agency released coronavirus prevention guidelines

FALSE: UNICEF issues instructions to prevent risk of novel coronavirus infection
AFP Fact Check - 2020-03-10

UNICEF officials refute false claim that agency released coronavirus prevention guidelines

An advisory about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook and WhatsApp alongside a claim that it was released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The claim is false; UNICEF said that the agency did not release the information; significant parts of the message are contrary to health experts’ advice about the coronavirus.
AFPFactCheck üîé - 10/03/2020

COVID-19 Still Without A Definitive Cure, Amid Clinical Trials

Currently, there are still no definitive and institutionalised vaccines for COVID-19; nonetheless, research persists and holds potential solutions.: A Facebook post asserts the US developed a COVID-19 vaccine she plans to release this Sunday.
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Did Sulphur Dioxide Levels Rise In Wuhan Post Coronavirus ...

FALSE: Map shows massive release of Sulphur Dioxide gas, that is commonly associated with the burning of organic matters, from the outskirts of Wuhan, China.
Boom - 2020-02-26

Correcting Trumps Press Conference Misinformation

Exaggerates: I wish they [China] told us three months sooner that this [the coronavirus] was a problem. We didn’t know about it. They knew about it and they should have told us.
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PIB Rubbishes Viral WhatsApp Audio Clip Claiming India Will Go Into A Lockdown

In a tweet, the Press Information Bureaus Fact Check team stated that the assertions made in the viral clip are fake
boomlive_in - 15/03/2020

Do Sulfur Emissions from Wuhan, China, Point to Mass Cremation of ...

FALSE: Satellite data show a large release of sulfur dioxide gas from the outskirts of Wuhan, China, and could be viewed as evidence of the mass cremation of new coronavirus victims.
Snopes.com - 2020-02-24

Hoaxes about the coronavirus are now trying to prove human extermination

There hasn't been a massive release of sulfur dioxide gas from the outskirts of Wuhan and China isn't trying to kill 20,000 infected people
üîé DEMAGOG - 24/02/2020

No, Russia didnt release lions to enforce COVID-19 stay-at-home ...

Pants on Fire: Says Russia unleashed more than 500 lions on its streets to ensure that people are staying indoors during this pandemic outbreak.
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FactChecking Trumps Coronavirus Press Conference

Spins the Facts: The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States are going very substantially down, not up.”
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No, Ronaldo has not been converted into hotels coronavirus rugidera hospital

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না, রোনাল্ডোর হোটেলগুলো করোনাভাইরাসের রুগিদের হাসপাতালে রূপান্তরিত করা হয়নি


BOOMBangla - 17/03/2020

False Claim That Pelosi Withheld Coronavirus Funds Over Abortion

False: Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t release 8.5 billion for Coronavirus without abortion funding, so Trump went around her to declare a National Emergency and got 50 billion.
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Hoaxes about the coronavirus are now trying to prove human extermination

There hasn't been a massive release of sulfur dioxide gas from the outskirts of Wuhan and China isn't trying to kill 20,000 infected people
IFCN - 20/02/2020

Did Russia Release 500 Lions To Enforce COVID-19 Lockdown?

False: Russia released more than 500 lions to make sure that people stay inside during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Did Russia Release 500 Lions To Enforce COVID-19 Lockdown?

False: Russia released more than 500 lions to make sure that people stay inside during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Staged Car Crash Video Misused To Spread Misinformation About Coronavirus

The footage shows a staged car crash in Chinas Heilongjiang province that was filmed for a Chinese movie released in 2018
BOOM FactCheck - 21/02/2020

Holidays 4 states by the Ministry of Health announced that the letter is false

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स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय द्वारा 4 राज्यों में छुट्टियों की घोषणा वाली चिट्ठी फ़र्ज़ी है


boomfactshindi - 14/03/2020

Stock market record point rise followed record point drop

Half True: Says that “over a 45-minute period that we had the press conference” on the coronavirus on March 13, 2020, the stock market set an all-time record.
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Russia has not unleashed 500 lions to stop people going outdoors

This is not true. The Russian government has yet to announce a widespread lockdown of any kind in Russia. The image of the lion is from South Africa in 2016.: About 500 lions have been released on the streets of Russia to stop people going out during the coronavirus pandemic.
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PIB dismissed the viral WhatsApp audio clips India Lockdown

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पीआईबी ने भारत लॉकडाउन वाले वायरल व्हाट्सएप्प ऑडियो क्लिप को किया ख़ारिज


BOOM Hindi - 16/03/2020

Oman specialty chemicals across the sky, the abolition of military helicopters virus vidavatledu Coro - FACTLY

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ఒమాన్ అంతటా మిలిటరీ హెలికాప్టర్లతో కొరోనా వైరస్ నిర్మూలనకై ప్రత్యేక రసాయనాన్ని ఆకాశంలో విడవట్లేదు - FACTLY


Factly Telugu - 19/03/2020

Viral image wrongly links coronavirus to Resident Evil video game

False: “In ‘Resident Evil’ the Umbrella Corporation releases a virus that infects the people of Raccoon City. A biological research lab with the exact same logo as the Umbrella Corporation can be found in the city where the coronavirus outbreak originated.”
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Coronavirus UEFA tournaments are suspended, what will happen to the Champions League? | Newsweek Mexico

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Por coronavirus se suspenden torneos de la UEFA, ¿qué pasará con la Champions? | Newsweek México


Animal Politico - 17/03/2020

A vaccine for COVID-19 is not about to hit shelves

False - The primary claim of the content is false.: A new vaccine for COVID-19 has been developed.
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CEOs did not leave their jobs in anticipation of COVID-19

False – The primary claims of the content are false.: A Facebook post claims that a group of CEOs left their positions ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 drinking water advice dry on evidence

False - The primary claims of the content are factually inaccurate.: A Facebook post from March 10, 2020 claims that drinking water regularly will kill COVID-19.
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Social media photos are not of dogs being killed because of coronavirus fears

Partly False - The claims of the content are a mixture of accurate and inaccurate or the primary claim is misleading or incomplete.: A social media post claims Chinese officials are killing dogs despite World Health Organization advice that coronavirus is not transmissible between dogs and humans.
Australian Associated Press - 2020-03-06

The 2019 coronavirus is not a man-made combination of HIV and SARS viruses

Based on the evidence, AAP FactCheck found the Facebook post to be false. There is no scientific evidence that the 2019 novel coronavirus is a combination of the SARS and HIV - 1 viruses and there is also no evidence that it was man-made or created in the: The 2019 novel coronavirus has triggered multiple false and misleading claims about the origins of the disease outbreak across social media. A new claim is that the potentially deadly infection is a “man-made” combination of parts of the HIV-1 virus and the SARS virus.
Australian Associated Press - 2020-02-06

What do we know about the alleged seizure of 150,000 masks Civil Guard in Jaen? - Maldita.es

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¿Qué sabemos sobre la supuesta incautación de la Guardia Civil de 150.000 mascarillas en Jaén? - Maldita.es


MALDITO BULO - 19/03/2020

What is the difference between social distancing, administrative segregation and medical isolation - Checked

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Cuál es la diferencia entre “distanciamiento social”, “aislamiento preventivo” y “aislamiento sanitario” - Chequeado


Chequeado - 18/03/2020

UNICEF denies the allegation is not true that the agency has issued guidelines on the prevention of coronavirus

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UNICEF menyangkal dakwaan tak benar bahawa agensi itu telah mengeluarkan garis panduan pencegahan koronavirus


afpsemakanfakta - 13/03/2020

Italy’s COVID-19 situation is dire but a photo of coffins is not from the coronavirus pandemic

Partly False - The claims of the content are a mixture of accurate and inaccurate or the primary claim is misleading or incomplete.: Italy is highlighted in a social media post to emphasise the importance of staying home during coronavirus by using a photo of multiple coffins to reinforce the message.
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COVID-19 conspiracy about Hollywood arrests, CEO exits gets an F ...

False - The primary claims of the content are factually inaccurate.: Two Facebook posts implicating Hollywood identities Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey and Harvey Weinstein in a conspiracy regarding COVID-19.
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“Uncle’s notes” for guidance on COVID-19 coronavirus treatment are misguided

Partly False - The claims of the content are a mixture of accurate and inaccurate, or the primary claim is misleading or incomplete.: A Facebook post claims to be a list of advice on coronavirus treatment from a graduate with a masters degree who worked in Shenzhen Hospital.
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Pic of untouched vegan food in supermarket has nothing to do with COVID-19 coronavirus

False - The primary claim of the content is factually inaccurate.: A post links an image of vegan food products left on otherwise emptied supermarket shelves to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Australian Associated Press - 2020-03-11

The WHO has not labelled coronavirus a plague and the virus has not killed 75,000 people

Based on the evidence, AAP FactCheck found the Instagram post to be false. While the WHO has declared the 2019 coronavirus outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, it has not deemed the outbreak as a “plague”. Also the number of inf: As cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus continue to climb, information on the number of people infected and the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) response to the outbreak continues to spread on social media.
Australian Associated Press - 2020-02-04

NSW COVID-19 cases rise but regional centre not on the list

False - The primary claim of the content is factually inaccurate.: As the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in NSW has increased a social media post has suggested a new case may have been found in the NSW regional town of Dubbo.
Australian Associated Press - 2020-03-06

A novel published in 1981 did not predict the 2019 coronavirus

False – The primary claims of the content are factually inaccurate.: A Facebook post claims The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz predicted the coronavirus outbreak.
Australian Associated Press - 2020-03-02

refugee admissions temporarily suspending US | Newsweek Mexico

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Se suspenden temporalmente las admisiones de refugiados en Estados Unidos | Newsweek México


Animal Politico - 19/03/2020

PTI Misreports 2 confirmed Coronavirus cases at Kolkata Airport - FactCrescendo | The leading fact-checking website in India

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Novel Coronavirus as a public health emergency of international concern. There are several false narratives providing cures and causes of how the disease originated and spread around the world.  A report by news agency Press Trust of India on Thursday, 13 of February 2020 said that two passengers who …
Fact Crescendo Marathi - 15/02/2020

What do we know about the video of an alleged traffic control in China to detect coronavirus patients? It is a sham - Maldita.es

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¿Qué sabemos sobre el vídeo de un supuesto control de tráfico en China para detectar enfermos de coronavirus? Es un simulacro - Maldita.es


MALDITO BULO - 25/02/2020

What do we know about the video of an alleged traffic control in China to detect coronavirus patients? It is a sham - Maldita.es

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¿Qué sabemos sobre el vídeo de un supuesto control de tráfico en China para detectar enfermos de coronavirus? Es un simulacro - Maldita.es


MALDITO BULO - 25/02/2020

This staged car crash was filmed for a 2018 movie in China’s Heilongjiang province

A video of a car smashing into police vehicles has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Weibo alongside a claim that the incident happened at a police roadblock in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the global novel coronavirus outbreak. The claim is false; the footage shows a staged car crash in China’s Heilongjiang province that was filmed for a Chinese movie released in 2018.
AFPFactCheck üîé - 19/02/2020

Uber Services Have NOT been suspended in Accra | Dubawa Ghana

3 mins read Uber Services in Suspended in Accra until further notice – Viral WhatsApp Message. Uber Services are still available in Accra and other parts of the country.  Full text The Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie in a press briefing on Sunday, March 15, 2020, announced that the number of Covid-19 cases […]
Dubawa GHANA - 17/03/2020

No, the & # 039; Cubas health minister, Dr. Hala & # 039; China has not submitted a Cuban serum that cures coronavirus - Maldita.es

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No, el 'ministro de Salud de Cuba, el Dr. Hala' no ha presentado a China un suero cubano que cura el coronavirus - Maldita.es


MALDITO BULO - 18/03/2020

Chinese court has really allowed to kill the victims nykrunauayrs? Read our review

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کیا چینی عدالت نےکروناوائرس متاثرین کو جان سے مارنے کی دی اجازت؟کیا ہے سچ؟پڑھیئے ہماری پڑتال


newschecker.in - 14/02/2020

Post makes false claims about coronavirus in foods, at train stations

FALSE: A Facebook post from January 27, 2020 claims coronavirus has contaminated a list of food products and that several Sydney train stations have shown positive readings to the virus.
AAP FactCheck - Australian Associated Press - 2020-01-29

WHO has not labelled coronavirus a plague and it has not killed 75,000

False - The primary claims of the content are factually inaccurate. Based on the evidence, AAP FactCheck found the Instagram post to be false. While the WHO has declared the 2019 coronavirus outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, : An Instagram post from January 31, 2020 features a claim that WHO has called the coronavirus “a plague and it has infected an estimated 340,000 people in China and killed 75,000.
AAP FactCheck - Australian Associated Press - 2020-02-04

Dettol effective against known strains, not 2019 novel coronavirus

Partly False: A Facebook post asks how did cleaning products company Dettol know about the current coronavirus outbreak in 2019, showing a label which lists a product as able to kill “Human Coronavirus.
AAP FactCheck - Australian Associated Press - 2020-02-05

The 2019 coronavirus is not a man-made combination of HIV and SARS

False - The primary claims of the content are factually inaccurate.: A Facebook post claims research has confirmed that the 2019 coronavirus is a man-made combination of the SARS and HIV viruses.
AAP FactCheck - Australian Associated Press - 2020-02-05

2019 novel coronavirus not more deadly than Ebola or HIV

False - The primary claims of the content are factually inaccurate.: A Facebook post from February 1, 2020 claims the current 2019 novel coronavirus is more deadly than HIV or Ebola.
AAP FactCheck - Australian Associated Press - 2020-02-07

Saudi MERS vaccine study is not related to 2020 coronavirus outbreak

False - Based on the evidence, AAP FactCheck found the Facebook post to be false. The Saudi clinical trial is investigating a vaccine for the MERS Coronavirus strain, not the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.: A post seeks to link a Saudi Arabian MERS vaccine study to the current coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China.
AAP FactCheck - Australian Associated Press - 2020-01-28