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A new claim has now surfaced on social media regarding the deadly epidemic. It is being said that corona virus is a seasonal virus, there is no need for social distancing and isolation to avoid it.

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News Claim: The rumors on social media have become hot amid the coronavirus epidemic. Many confusing virus messages are debunked by the government every day by issuing clarifications, but still, their numbers are increasing day by day. A new claim has now surfaced on social media regarding the deadly epidemic. It is being said that coronavirus is a seasonal virus, there is no need for social distancing and isolation to avoid it.

 People are sharing the video of an event as evidence, calling it a press conference of WHO. In this video, a woman introduces herself as Professor of Immunology, Dolosar Kahil. She says, “There is good news. Coronavirus is a seasonal virus that infects people from December to April.

News Verification:

PIB's fact check team said, 'Corona is allegedly being claimed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a seasonal virus, which does not require physical distance and isolation. This claim is fake. COVID19 is a contagious disease and it is necessary to adopt covid friendly behavior, wear a mask, wash hands regularly and maintain social distancing. Significantly, now the second wave of the corona is weakening in the country, but a warning has been issued regarding the third wave. In such a situation, people are advised to strictly follow the covid rules. 

News Verdict: This claim is fake. COVID19 is an infectious disease. 

 


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