A video of a girl collapsing in a store is being shared widely on social media with a claim that the girl died of Coronavirus. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a girl dying of Coronavirus.
Fact: The girl in the video has not died due to Coronavirus. The family of the girl and the Malaysian Health Ministry have confirmed that the rumours about the girl’s death are FALSE.
When the screenshots of the video were run through the Google Reverse Image Search, many news articles regarding the incident were found in the search results. In the ‘Harian Metro’ article, it was found that the incident happened in Malaysia and the girl (Nur Izzah Izzati) has not died due to Coronavirus. In the article, it can be read that her father has denied the rumours and asked the people not to share the video in the context of the recent Coronavirus outbreak. If she had really died due to Coronavirus, her body would have been quarantined.
The official Twitter handle of Malaysia’s Health Ministry (‘KKMPutrajaya’) has also tweeted the same article of ‘Harian Metro’ and asked the people not to share the fake news regarding Coronavirus.
Also, Nazirul, a friend of the girl, has shared the reports related to the girl’s death on his Twitter account and requested to delete the fake news.
To sum it up, the girl in the video has not died due to Coronavirus.
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Originally published at Factly