Fact Check: BMC has not appealed Mumbaikars to drink boiled water; this news clipping is old

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In wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, a picture of a news clipping is being shared on social media according to which Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appealed to its citizens to drink boiled water.
The headline reads: “BMC’s appeal: Drink boiled water for next seven days.”


NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found that it is two years old.
On putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found that the same clipping was shared by a Facebook user in 2018.

We ran a search using relevant keywords and found the same report by The Free Press Journal dated May 6, 2018.

According to the article, BMC issued the notice due to the possibility of supply of turbid water in the city.
On carefully examing the news clipping, we found that the article is the same as the one published in The Free Press Journal.
The above information proves that the viral news is from 2018.

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