Coronavirus (12) Misinformation (3)

28 March, 2020

Hi Neil,

It appears to be driven by fear, or people trying to spread fear, and mainly coming though WhatsApp and Facebook. I am being forwarded messages and sent Facebook posts daily to ask ‘is this true?’ - almost all are false rumours such as:

- COVID-19 remains airborne for 24 hours and there is no way of protecting yourself

- all truck drivers are being detained in quarantine at borders

- shared ‘official press releases from MoH’ with completely inaccurate information


Ben Margetts


On Call Africa

Registered Charity SC041546

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