by:Cleanmo      2020-09-09

The publications declare the East African nation was singled out for reward in a report for implementing “distinctive insurance policies” within the battle against the novel coronavirus. But the report does not include any such point out and the World Bank has denied particularly highlighting Tanzania’s COVID-19 response. A submit shared on Facebook and WhatsApp claims that China has sent COVID-19 vaccines to Burundi. The declare is fake; China did donate medical provides to the japanese African nation, but not vaccines, which don't exist yet for the disease.

Posts on social media claim that no Democrats voted for the “the stimulus package deal to help American families” through the novel coronavirus disaster. This is deceptive; Democrats overwhelmingly backed two bills aimed at countering the virus and its fallout, and whereas senators from the celebration blocked an initial proposal for the third, they voted unanimously for a later version.

Posts on social media claim that people who have been vaccinated in opposition to the flu in the final 10 years will test optimistic for COVID-19. This is false; specialists say the novel coronavirus that causes the disease is unrelated to the flu, and that data on approved COVID-19 checks doesn't assist the declare. Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo claimed in a speech that his country had administered more COVID-19 tests per million folks than any other country in Africa.

A couple of videos shared this month on Facebook purportedly show current lootings in retailers in South Africa, while the nation undergoes a 21-day lockdown to minimise the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, each movies show footage of earlier looting incidents and were already circulating on-line last year. Video posts viewed thousands of occasions purport to indicate South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa saying an alleged 81-day lockdown. But the video has been edited to alter the context of an earlier speech he made during a national information broadcast. The TV channel which aired the original section has refuted the doctored video and there have been no official announcements from the presidency to extend the ongoing 21-day lockdown set to end on April sixteen, 2020.

A dispute between Congress and the Trump administration over funding to assist the United States Postal Service via the novel coronavirus led tens of hundreds of individuals to share an old Facebook publish claiming that the company just isn't shedding cash and has no debt. This is fake; the USPS had a net loss of $8.8 billion in 2019, and its complete liabilities exceed $97 billion, based on official disclosures.

A Facebook submit shared 1000's of instances claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Covid-Organics, a natural drink touted by Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina as a treatment for COVID-19. The post claims that Putin urged Africans “not to observe” the World Health Organization , which has warned against untested traditional medicine. However, AFP Fact Check found no official stories from the Kremlin of any order and the Madagascan presidency denied the claims.

Social media posts advocate tonic water and zinc as a remedy for a novel coronavirus infection, because the drink accommodates quinine, whose artificial relative hydroxychloroquine is on trial as a COVID-19 remedy. The declare is fake; quinine in tonic water is just too diluted to have any effect, and there aren't any medication confirmed to remedy the illness. Articles claiming the World Bank has applauded Tanzania’s anti-coronavirus insurance policies have been widely shared, with one attracting 1000's of interactions on Facebook.

However, the declare is fake; AFP has discovered from out there statistics that Ghana comes behind South Africa and at least two different African international locations. A post on Facebook criticizes the effectiveness of face masks in defending the wearer from COVID-19, the illness brought on by the novel coronavirus. This is deceptive; US health authorities recommend they be worn to stop the spread of the illness, to not prevent the wearer from contracting it.

Facebook posts shared lots of of instances claim that Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina referred to as on African nations to depart the World Health Organization . Although the chief has criticised the company for warning in opposition to a herbal treatment he recommends to treat COVID-19, AFP Fact Check found no public report of him making such an announcement.

Social media posts claim that US residents married to immigrants are not eligible for relief funds out there to many Americans underneath the stimulus package geared toward countering the financial crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is misleading; the restriction solely applies to residents who file their taxes collectively with a spouse who does not have a sound Social Security quantity. Multiple Facebook posts claim that aspirin, lemon juice and honey have been mixed to make a 'residence remedy' for COVID-19 in Italy.

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