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Indians on TikTok are Spreading Fake News About the Coronavirus Outbreak

Indians on TikTok are Spreading Fake News About the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the death toll due to the coronavirus reaches over 2,000 as the disease, now officially called COVID-19, has infected over 40,000 in mainland China itself.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases dropped to 394 today, falling from 1,749 on Wednesday.

There have been no fatalities in India, however, even though there have been confirmed cases recorded in Kerala. No confirmed cases of corona-virus was also found Indians who were flown back from Wuhan in China and kept in quarantine.

On TikTok however, fake news about the disease ran rampant. Reported by News18

It was on either how to prevent it, which included eating meat or sea food. The World Health Organization, however, has clarified that this is not how the disease transfers.

@shiv767

भारत में सड़कों पर दिखा कोरोना वायरस.. #coronavirus#chinacoronavirus

♬ original sound – Montu pandit – Montu pandit

It was also riddled with racist undertones, of avoiding anyone who came from China, irrespective of if they were infected.

@banwarilalgoswami

करोना वायरस #foryoupag #foryou #tik_tok_india #karona#SwagStepChallenge #banwarilal #bng@raveka @dolt__sumi @tiktok @shivamsingh_rajput @pankajsoni00

♬ original sound – Banwari lal – Banwari lal

The World Health Organization has also issued an advisory, and no, it does not involve avoiding meat, cooked or uncooked.

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