After the recent coronavirus outbreak in China with almost over 20,000 positive cases and nearly 500 deaths, a news report stated making rounds online stating that ‘China is seeking court’s approval to kill all who were tested positive’.
” China seeks for court’s approval to kill the over 20,000 coronavirus patients to avoid further spread of the virus, ” the headline of the article read.
When NewsMobile fact-checked the above post, we found it to be FAKE.
We Checked and found that the original article was published on the website called AB-TC City News.
First, we checked the official website of the government of China. On the official website of the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China uploaded the daily brief on coronavirus and there was no mention of any such case there.
Secondly, we decided to explore the AB-TC City News and found more false articles on the website. Calling out one of the articles published on the above website, the Singapore government on January 30, 2020, also issued a Corrections and clarifications regarding the false news.
Another article published on the website has debunked a fact-checking website Lead Stories in June 2019.
Moreover, we did not find any reliable news source to support the above claim.
NewsMobile also got in touch with some journalists in China who confirmed that this was a fake story.
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