Fake news and false claims inflame Covid-19 panic

Fake news stories about coronavirus are all over social media - and even some news sources. Here are some that are trending, but spot them yourselves...

Did you know Covid-19 was caused by 5G? That drinking water flushes the virus into your stomach to be killed by stomach acid? That garlic stops infection? That you are not infected if you can hold your breath for 10 seconds? That all “made in China” products are infected?

They are all lies... this is fake news, and such gossip is being spread all over social media and elsewhere, with few people bothering to check for truth.

The 5G story started on a UK Facebook group and was soon shared hundreds of times... but its claims that 5G was first rolled out in Wuhan, where the virus was ...

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