Fact Check: No Deaths in Israel due to Covid 19 is fake news on social media
New Delhi : A fake message is being circulated on social media with claims that there is not a single death in Israel due to coronavirus. It also mentions that there’s a cure for coronavirus. The message then highlights a supposed cure for the pandemic – a combination of lemon, water, and bicarbonate (baking soda). Further the message even presents an explanation that the mixture “alkalizes the immune system” and that’s why “people of Israel is relaxed about this virus”.
The message is being circulated massively on WhatsApp.
The message is fake and misleading as the Ministry of Health in Israel has launched a website with latest updates on the coronavirus and Covid 19 situation in the country. On the site, they also have a press release section where they have updated details on number of patients or any other official statement on a given day.
According to a report by Times of Israel, it has been reported that the nation has around 3000 positive cases of the coronavirus and so far five people have died of it.
Further, there is no report by World Health Organsation (WHO) or other authoritative bodies on lemon and bicarbonate mixture being a cure for COVID-19.
Hence the claims that there are no COVID-19 cases in Israel or that this mixture can cure the virus are false.