17th Mar 2020
This video supposedly showing Covid-19 patients at St Mary’s Hospital, London was actually filmed in Madrid
A video sent by a reader was claimed to show Covid-19 patients lying on the floor of St Mary’s Hospital, London. The video was actually filmed in two different Madrid hospitals in mid-March.
NHS Nightingale does not want art in the post
‘Rainbows for Nightingale’ was not an official appeal, but it spread widely on social media.
McDonald’s is not reopening on 6 April in the UK
A viral post claiming this has been debunked by McDonald’s.
There is no plan to combat the new coronavirus with helicopters spraying disinfectant
Fake advice to stay indoors overnight to avoid helicopters spraying disinfectant has spread all over the world
What counts as essential travel during the Covid-19 lockdown?
We were asked by readers to explain what travel is permitted under the new coronavirus guidance.
Ignore these pranks on Facebook saying lockdown will be lifted in the next few days
Headlines going viral on Facebook claim that UK schools and pubs will reopen and the lockdown could be lifted, but it’s just a prank.
Photo circulating of busy mosque was taken before lockdown
The image was taken before Boris Johnson announced the lockdown measures on 23 March.
5G is not accelerating the spread of the new coronavirus
There is no evidence to suggest that 5G is increasing the spread of the new coronavirus.
It's very rare to catch Covid-19 twice
The new coronavirus seems to produce a normal antibody response, which makes people immune afterwards, at least for a while.
These trucks aren’t carrying the bodies of Covid-19 victims, and the picture wasn’t taken in Italy
A post on Facebook claimed to show military trucks carrying dead bodies in Italy. The image shows the French army on operations in Paris.