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Fact Check: Delhi Police did not release this guideline regarding Coronavirus, viral post is fake

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: June 18, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A post getting viral on social media shows a fake guideline regarding COVID-19 that is attributed to Delhi Police. The guideline gives information about masks as well as medicines. Vishvas News investigated and found that this guideline has not been released by Delhi Police. The viral post is fake.

Claim

Many users on Facebook are sharing a viral post that shows guidelines related to coronavirus. The guideline is viral in the name of Delhi Police. One such user, Dev Bharadwaj, has shared this post on its Facebook timeline. The archived version of the post can be checked here.

Investigation

Vishvas News searched about such guidelines as mentioned in the viral post on the official social media handles of the Delhi Police. We found that the last post was shared on June 15. Nowhere in the official page could we find any guideline related to coronavirus that was shared in the viral post.

During our investigation, we also searched for news related to the viral coronavirus guidelines by putting appropriate keywords on Google search. We couldn’t find any such news, which confirms that the viral guideline is released by Delhi Police.

We spoke to Delhi Police in the next phase of the investigation. Additional Public Relations Officer of Delhi Police (Additional PRO) Anil Mittal said that the guideline going viral is falsely attributed to Delhi Police. He called the viral message fake.

In the end, we checked the account of the Facebook user who posted the fake message. As mentioned in the profile, the profile of the user named Dev Bhardwaj was created on January 2011.

Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated and found that the viral message in the name of Delhi Police Guidelines is fake. Delhi Police has not issued any such guidelines regarding Coronavirus.

  • Claim Review : Delhi Police released this guideline regarding Coronavirus
  • Claimed By : Fb user: Dev Bhardwaj
  • Fact Check : False
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