Busting CoViD-19 Hoaxes in India

On this page, we bust common hoaxes related to the Coronavirus disease (CoViD-19) which are circulating on online platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. We rely only on reputed scientific and factual sources from around the world while refuting these claims.

The resources here are based on the availability of current scientific evidence, and will be updated as new data emerges.

Last Updated on: April 5, 2020

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Assamese
Bangla
English
Gujarati
Kannada
Khasi
Malayalam
Manipuri
Marathi
Nepali
Odiya
Portugese
Punjabi
Tamil
Telugu
Urdu
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Hoax #1: The novel Coronavirus was developed in a lab

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Hoax #2: Eating non-vegetarian food is risky

Non-veg food and coronavirus
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Hoax #3: Cow urine or cow dung can protect you from the novel Coronavirus

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Hoax #4: Indians have better immunity against the novel Coronavirus

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Hoax #5: The variant of the novel Coronavirus spreading in India is less dangerous

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Hoax #6: The novel Coronavirus can spread through mosquito bites

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Hoax #7: The novel Coronavirus can be transmitted to you through bites of animals such as cats and dogs

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Hoax #8: The novel Coronavirus can spread through the use of air conditioning

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Hoax #9 : Fasting can help you reduce the chances of getting the novel Coronavirus

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Hoax #10: Clapping hands can kill the novel Coronavirus

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Hoax #11: Houseflies can spread the novel Coronavirus

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Hoax #12: Homeopathic and ayurvedic treatments can protect you from the novel Coronavirus

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Hoax #13: The spread of the novel Coronavirus can be predicted using astrology

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Hoax #14: The miracle cure messages circulating in social media such as WhatsApp, Facebook can cure you of the novel Coronavirus.

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Hoax #15: Practicing yoga can protect you from the novel Coronavirus

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Hoax #16: Can home remedies protect from the novel Coronavirus?

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Hoax #17: Can light from candles and diyas kill the Covid-19 virus & stop the epidemic?

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Links to other COVID-19 fact-check sites
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

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You can help us by reporting a hoax or any unverified claim. Please write to us at hoaxbusters.isrc@gmail.com if you find any unverified information floating around. We will try to address it. We will also keep on updating our content as more and more evidence becomes available.

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Writing about COVID-19

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