Police officers around the world have died from Covid-19
19th May 2020
We have not heard of one police officer dying from Covid-19 across the world.
Incorrect. Many Covid-19 deaths among police officers have been reported worldwide, including at least one such death in the UK.
A Facebook post claims that, although police are less able to socially distance themselves during their work, “we have not heard across the world of one police officer dying due to Covid 19”.
This is incorrect.
This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false because it incorrectly claims that no police officers have died due to Covid-19.