A post going viral all over internet claiming that Singapore performed autopsy on Covid-19 patient and has found the treatment for Covid-19. Aspirin is the drug they are prescribing. They also said that Covid-19 is actually a bacterial disease.
Down below is a Facebook which claims a lot of stuff. The starting two lines claim that Covid-19 is a bacterium and that it is exposed to radiation and causes human death from blood clotting. It further says that Singapore’s Ministry of Health changed the treatment protocol and gave positive patients aspirin.
Singapore has become the first country in the world to perform an autopsy (post-mortem) for a Covid-19 corpse. After a thorough investigation, it was discovered that Covid-19 does not exist as a virus, but rather a bacterium that has been exposed to radiation and
— Vic (@Vic75159450) June 6, 2021
Since the post quoted Singapore’s Ministry of Heath, we crosschecked whether any such information have been passed on by them. During the process we found out that the news is fake and no such claim have been ever made by Singapore.
Singapore’s Ministry of Health on its official Facebook page posted the clarification for the same.
Along with this World Health Organization – WHO has already declared that Covid-19 is a viral disease and is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The fact checking online site Fact Crescendo also posted on twitter that the information is misleading
Misleading social media posts are sharing claim Singapore / Russia / Italy did an autopsy on a corpse that died from COVID-19 and found that coronavirus is actually not a virus but a bacteria.
Fact Checked🔎https://t.co/p4rmyH0bo6#LKA #SriLanka #Factcheck
— Fact Crescendo Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 (@factcrescendosl) June 10, 2021
Below is a post by Namibia Fact Check proving that the information in the post circulated is fake and no such thing was ever said by Singapore.
Namibian social media users are encouraged to do a basic Google search when encountering such claims or before forwarding or sharing such posts. A Google search would have revealed the numerous fact checks that have been done on this post … https://t.co/wFVMWMA0mN
— Namibia Fact Check (@FactNamibia) June 22, 2021
The prescription of aspirin drug is also a false news that got circulated before as well and was proven not accurate
Previously similar claims were made for Russia which were proven to be fake – Fact Check-COVID-19 does exist and autopsies in Russia did not show otherwise | Reuters
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- Fake screenshot claims Akhilesh Yadav promises to reconstruct Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. - July 25, 2021
- Old images of floods are being shared as water-logging in Delhi due to first rain. - July 15, 2021