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The Infodemic: Should People Who Aren't Sick Wear Masks

Voice of America
10 Apr 2020, 04:06 GMT+10

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.

Daily Debunk

Claim: Members of the public who aren't sick with COVID-19 should wear face masks to limit the spread of the disease.

Verdict: Unclear

Read the full story: "COVID-19 Face Mask Advice, Explained," FactCheck.org

Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: A video claiming to show police in Spain rounding up people aged 50 and above to transfer them to quarantine centers amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Verdict: False

Read the full story: "Video of Spanish police transferring people to quarantine centers? False. This video was shot in Azerbaijan in October 2019 during an anti-government protest" -- Agence France-Presse

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