CORONA

An outbreak of the novel coronavirus around the globe has spawned countless online rumors and hoaxes, promising false cures and causing panic amid uncertainty. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), common signs of the infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019 and recognized as a pandemic by the WHO on 11 March 2020. But, as public fear and uncertainty grow with the rise in deaths and confirmed cases across the world, the team of F2N2 is working tirelessly to inform the public on the latest disinformation narratives and updates, as the events progress. We also encourage citizens to stay vigilant and fact check the information circling through social media and taking the time to verify the sources. This can be done by checking how recently an account has been created, paying attention on information from your local authorities, or searching key words to find another source.

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