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by:Cleanmo      2020-09-09

This is false; Canadian health and federal police officers say it has no factual basis. A viral WhatsApp voice notice in Nigeria claims that the coronavirus might kill up to 45 million Nigerians.

This is false; the UK has made no such transfer while the contaminated test kits came from Luxembourg. Facebook posts shared in at least three international locations as scientists work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine claim to supply a authorized approach to refuse vaccination. The claims are false; immunization isn't compulsory in most Australian states and Canadian provinces, while exemptions could be obtained within the United States as well as Canada’s Ontario and New Brunswick. African countries including Nigeria are experiencing a rise within the number of fraudulent activities on social media as internet fraudsters embark on scamming sprees amid the coronavirus pandemic. AFP Fact Check has rounded up a few of the hottest on-line claims fabricated to use unsuspecting web customers in the continent.

The claim is fake; Singapore’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transport denied that any part of its mass speedy transit network had been shut down for disinfection. Websites and social media users claim that the new coronavirus discovered within the city of Wuhan might have been created in Canada and stolen by Chinese spies.

The claims, though based mostly on an old story, are false -- South African police denied any present investigations on their part. Posts on social media claim there is a US patent on the novel coronavirus and a European one for a vaccine, citing particular patent numbers. This is false; the US number pertains to an software a few totally different coronavirus, and the European quantity is for a patent aimed at a disease that afflicts poultry. An article shared tons of of instances on Facebook claims that the Ethiopian authorities has permitted a conventional medication treatment for COVID-19 after successful clinical trials on animals and humans.

Multiple Facebook posts declare an anti-viral injection that was being developed within the Philippines in April 2020 is a treatment for COVID-19. Posts shared greater than 2,000 times on social media appear to indicate a 2009 tweet from Donald Trump criticizing then-president Barack Obama’s handling of the H1N1 pandemic and placing “ALL accountability” on presidents in a disaster. This is false; the fabricated tweet has extra characters than was allowed in 2009 and it does not seem in Twitter archives. Multiple posts on social media in Nigeria claim that the United Kingdom terminated a cope with Chinese tech company Huawei after receiving contaminated coronavirus check kits.

However, the Ministry of Health denied the claims and Capital Ethiopia, which published the story, has corrected its Facebook publish. Philippine hospital has not found correlation between grocery buying and COVID-19 among its novel coronavirus patients . A WhatsApp message circulating in South Sudan claims the chief justice’s son is critically sick with COVID-19. However, the well being ministry stated the senior official and his household tested unfavorable for the illness, and his daughter informed AFP he doesn’t have a son going by the name quoted in social media posts.

This is misleading, as knowledge from the World Health Organization and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control shows. Posts on social media declare that a “Spanish organic researcher” called on worldwide soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to find a cure for COVID-19 since they earn rather more cash than scientists. However, the accompanying photograph exhibits a Spanish politician speaking in April 2018, well earlier than the novel coronavirus outbreak. Multiple articles extensively shared on Facebook declare that fifty nine church members died after drinking family disinfectant which their pastor said would prevent coronavirus infections.

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