17th Mar 2020
Home Covid-19 tests will not be readily available to the public by the end of March
Officials have insisted more time is needed for home tests for the new coronavirus.
We don’t know how many people in the UK have Covid-19 and the symptom tracker app doesn’t tell us
10% of the 650,000 people who have signed up to track their symptoms on a new app have Covid-19 symptoms. That doesn’t mean 10% of the UK has Covid-19.
We don’t yet know if anti-malaria drug chloroquine is a cure for Covid-19
Anyone saying they know that the anti-malarial drug prevents Covid-19 is not backed up by evidence.
Viral list of UK lockdown rules is not right
A list of rules for the UK Covid-19 lockdown has been widely shared on Facebook, but is not accurate.
US scientists have not created a vaccine for the new coronavirus
Many scientists are working on a vaccine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, but it will likely be 18 months before it is available for public use.
This text message is not an official government communication
While people have received a genuine text from the government about the new coronavirus lockdown rules, one about monitoring their movement is fake.
How you can fact check claims about the new coronavirus
There’s a lot of misinformation about Covid-19, so Full Fact is sharing its top tips on how to check if a claim is true.
Xbox and PlayStation servers are not being shut down during school hours
This is not a real news story.
These numbers about Covid-19 deaths in the UK and Italy are broadly accurate
Not enough is known about the new coronavirus to say that the number of deaths in the UK will grow at the same rates as Italy.
There’s still no evidence that you can catch the new coronavirus from your pet
Hundreds of thousands have shared claims on Facebook that pets don’t carry the virus.