Warning, Fake News! Health Ministry warns on Twitter against false reports

Warning, Fake News! Health Ministry warns on Twitter against false reports

In social media such as Facebook and WhatsApp are countless information about the novel Coronavirus is circulating currently. Including reliable tips and helpful hints, but just as many rumors, half-truths and myths. And that’s exactly the concern, for many people, wrinkles become still deeper. The Federal Ministry of health warns the population now strongly of false news and panic in the Corona-crisis. “Warning Fake News,” wrote the Ministry on Saturday on Twitter.


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Rumors about the massive limitations of life

“It is claimed, and quickly spread, the Federal Ministry of health/the Federal government would soon announce a massive further restrictions of public life. That’s NOT true! Please help to stop its spread.” A spokeswoman also commented on the statement by Minister Jens Spahn, in which all travellers returning from Italy, Austria and Switzerland for two weeks in quarantine should be issued. This is a recommendation, said a spokeswoman.

“If they were within the last 14 days in Italy, in Switzerland or in Austria: Avoid unnecessary contact and stay two weeks at home,” had Spahn and his Ministry written on Friday evening, respectively, on Twitter. This is true “regardless of whether they have symptoms or not”.

Incorrect voice message: University of Vienna fights

In Austria numerous rumors about the Coronavirus, the round. Including a voice and text message, currently being spread via WhatsApp. It claims that the many deaths in Italy were attributed to the intake of the painkiller Ibuprofen.

Warning – Fake NewsCurrently, WhatsApp-Text – and voice messages in different Social Media networks…

The unknown author refers to alleged research results of the “Vienna University”. To be the banned on their Facebook page, with this hoax associated. “We would like to expressly point out that it is Fake News, which have no connection with the medical University of Vienna!”, it was there on Saturday for lunch.

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