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Do high temperatures reduce the transmission of the coronavirus?

Verdict: False In the official Facebook page,World Health Organization (WHO) said from the evidence so far, the new corona virus can be transmitted in all areas, including areas with hot and humid weather.  “From the evidence so far, the Covid-19 virus can be transmitted…

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MDC Alliance has dismissed as fake, a poster doing the rounds on social media claiming that the opposition party would hold a rally on April 3 2020

VERDICT: HOAX The MDC Alliance has dismissed as fake, a poster doing the rounds on social media claiming that the opposition party would hold a rally on April 3, 2020 at the party`s headquarters in Harare…

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Is it true that there was once a pandemic, which also broke out in China, worse than COVID-19, and claimed between 75 million to 400 million lives worldwide?

Verdict: FALSE Source:WhatsApp chat group. A viral message shared in a WhatsApp group, one participant posted a message which read: “Did you know China is the worst wold in pandemics and there was once a…

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No, drinking lemon and warm water does not prevent Covid19

Verdict- FALSE According to Harvard T.H Chan India Research Center, “there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic or lemon (or other foods for that matter) has protected people from coronavirus.”A news…

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Is it true that Pelandaba West does not have storm drainages?

Verdict: True CITE spoke to Pumula East residents who confirmed that rain water, flooded their houses and damaged property each time it rained. CITE also spoke to Alderman Zana who said drainages in his ward…

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FACT:Eating Lemons and drinking hot water does not prevent COVID-19

VERDICT: FALSE New information suggests that drinking hot lemon, washing hands with soap & hot water as well as breathing steam under an enclosed atmosphere helps prevent COVID-19 infections & significantly reduce mortality among infected…

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Is COVID-19 now classified as airborne?

FACT. #COVID19 is NOT airborne. FACT: #COVID19 is NOT airborne. The #coronavirus is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. To protect yourself:-keep 1m distance from others-disinfect surfaces frequently-wash/rub…

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Are there Kwekwe General Hospital staffers in self-quarantine?

Verdict: FALSE On March 23, 2020 an online news portal ZWnews  published an article titled: Kwekwe General Hospital Nurse a coronavirus Suspect which claimed that several staffers at Kwekwe General hospital where placed in self quarantine…

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Did Zimbabwe receive 1 000 or 10 000 Personal Protective Equipment suits from the Jack Ma Foundation?

Verdict: Zimbabwe received 1 000 PPE suits. Background: The misinformation an communication error originated after the Chinese Ambassador (@China_Amb_Zim) tweeted that Zimbabwe had received the consignment from Jack Ma Foundation, which included 10 000 PPE…

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Does the City of Bulawayo have confirmed positive cases of COVID-19?

Verdict: False Bulawayo Mayor, Solomon Mguni confirmed the city has no recorded positive case of the corona virus.He said this while addressing a press briefing held Thursday, March 26 at Council Chambers, City Hall Municipal…

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