By | 26th August, 2020
fact checker news govt giving money for corona case to municipal corporations

The coronavirus pandemic also brought many WhatsApp forwards with it. Not that it was a novel concept in our country, but the “helpful” home remedies to keep the virus at bay and some ridiculous “UNICEF” claims, made many believe it and make kadhas with cloves, ginger, garlic etc.

In another case of WhatsApp forwards announcing news before media portals a viral message claims that the central Government is providing Rs 1.5 lakh to every Municipal Corporation per every COVID-19 patient, so the Corporation along with private doctors are increasing the COVID-19 cases.

“The Central Government has declared Rs 1.5 lakh per COVID-19 patient to the Municipal Corporations. So, the people are requested to stay vigilant as Corporation and private doctors are declaring even a person with normal fever or a cold or a cough as COVID-19 positive (Translated from Hindi) ” reads the forward.

Now, there is a fake forward doing the rounds on WhatsApp which could be very harmful to our lives amid this unprecedented pandemic. According to the forward, the Union Government is giving Rs 1.5 lakh to every Municipal Corporation per every COVID-19 patient, and thus the Corporation along with private doctors are increasing the COVID-19 cases.

“The Central Government has declared Rs 1.5 lakh per COVID-19 patient to the Municipal Corporations. So, the people are requested to stay vigilant as Corporation and private doctors are declaring even a person with normal fever or a cold or a cough as COVID-19 positive,”