There have been many reports on the Novel Coronavirus, along with real news there are some people that have strong intentions to bring confusion to the people. Thai PBS has collected news that has been confirmed to be fake. The best way to deal with fake news is to not share the invalid information any further, choose to believe news from only trustable sources.
- Mouth spray does not kill the Coronavirus.
- News that the Phuket Airport has no screening for the virus. This is not true and Officials are screening all incoming passengers.
- The Coronavirus has spread throughout Thailand and the situation is out of control. There are more deaths that the government is covering up, this is not true.
- Flying on an airplane with a person infected with the Coronavirus does not mean that everybody on the plane will be infected.
- Fake news that a Chinese tourist with the virus fell to the ground in Suvarnabhumi Airport, the faint was due to other reasons.
- The Coronavirus has not spread throughout Chiang Mai. Make sure to take the appropriate precautions such as wearing medical masks and disinfecting your hands before touching your nose, eyes, and mouth.
- The Chinese government is not lying about the infected numbers. The current number on 9 February 2020 at 18.30 GMT from Worldometer reveals that there are 37,612 Coronavirus cases worldwide of which 6,198 are in severe condition. The death number is at 815 and 2,990 have recovered from the feared virus.
- Having the Coronavirus does not mean that you have a 100% chance of dying.
- Looking into the eyes of someone with the Coronavirus will not get you infected.
- The virus is not transferred through Urine.
- A video showing people dying one by one in a city is fake.
- There has been no death from the Coronavirus in Phuket.
There is no doubt that fake news will continue to pop up on your social media feeds or sent through group chats on Line. The important fact is to stay calm and take the logical option, check where the source is from and confirm on official websites when in doubt. The fight between what is real and what is not will continue forever, not just on topics concerning the Coronavirus.
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Source: Thai PBS, Worldometer