Month: May 2020
FALSE: 95 coronavirus patients die in Ghana

FALSE: 95 coronavirus patients die in Ghana

May 22, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Claim: 95 coronavirus deaths recorded in Ghana and total coronavirus cases jump to 6,989 Source: Unknown Verdict: False Researched by Rabiu Alhassan An image capturing key statistics of the coronavirus spread situation in Ghana, claims the country has recorded 95 deaths, while the total confirmed coronavirus case count has jumped to 6,989. It further claims […]

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Unproven: COVID-19 victims suffer infertility, loss of smell and stroke after recovery

Unproven: COVID-19 victims suffer infertility, loss of smell and stroke after recovery

May 22, 2020 , In By ghanafact

From being shunned by neighbours, some recovered victims are having to deal with not being able to even buy basic foodstuff in their local markets, all due to misinformers stoking fear about the virus or circulating unproven information.

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SCAM: Ghana Police Service starts 2020/2021 recruitment

SCAM: Ghana Police Service starts 2020/2021 recruitment

May 19, 2020 , In By ghanafact

No. The Ghana Police Service is not advertising recruitment or undertaking fresh recruitment processes.

An online platform, ghadmission.com made the claim in an article titled: “Ghana Police Recruitment Forms 2020 / 2021: How to join.”

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FALSE: Drinking alcohol can help fight coronavirus

FALSE: Drinking alcohol can help fight coronavirus

May 15, 2020 , In By ghanafact

That is the claim made in a news clip by UTV, a popular television broadcaster in Ghana and uploaded onto YouTube.

While the UTV news presenter mentioned that the claim was allegedly made by Moses Onyah, there was no attempt to inform the public as to whether it was true or false.

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Unproven: Steam therapy cures coronavirus

Unproven: Steam therapy cures coronavirus

May 15, 2020 , In By ghanafact

In the videos posted on Facebook, people are being encouraged to inhale steam while being fully covered under a heavy blanket (makeshift sauna) to “breakdown” the virus and “grow the antibodies” necessary to fight the coronavirus.

After seeking clarification from officials of the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Medical Association, the claim is rated as unproven.

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Ghana’s Electoral Commission has NOT postponed 2020 elections due to COVID-19

Ghana’s Electoral Commission has NOT postponed 2020 elections due to COVID-19

May 07, 2020 , In By ghanafact

The claim was made by an online platform, Newsmunews.net in an undated and unsourced short news article titled, “Coronavirus Wahala: EC postpones 2020 elections to 2023.”

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FALSE: Ginger, garlic, lime and paracetamol concoction cures coronavirus

FALSE: Ginger, garlic, lime and paracetamol concoction cures coronavirus

May 01, 2020 , In By ghanafact

A video viewed more than 19,000 times on Facebook urges people to drink a concoction of ginger, garlic, lime, paracetamol and lemon-ginger tea to cure the novel coronavirus.

The video was posted on April 11 by an entertainment page, KwakyeOnline…

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HOAX: Melcom is not giving out GH₵ 2,000 gift cards to every Ghanaian in response to COVID-19

HOAX: Melcom is not giving out GH₵ 2,000 gift cards to every Ghanaian in response to COVID-19

May 07, 2020 , In By ghanafact

The link with this offer takes users to an unsigned cloned website of Melcom, which makes users vulnerable to data theft including credit card details, account login information and any other sensitive information.

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