Malaysian gov't responds to viral info linking Coronavirus to 'zombies'

Malaysian gov't responds to viral info linking Coronavirus to 'zombies'

- The 2nd case of coronavirus in the Philippines was recently confirmed earlier this morning, February 2

- With the growing number of people affected by nCoV, various claims about the virus have gone viral on social media

- One claim that is circulating about the virus is that patients affected by nCoV behave like a 'zombie'

- This prompted the Malaysian government to recently debunk the said claim

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As the death toll and the number of people affected by the coronavirus continues to grow, various theories and claims about the said virus have started to circulate on social media as well.

Following this news, KAMI learned that a viral claim about the virus has recently been addressed by health ministers under the Malaysian government.

Malaysian gov't responds to viral info linking Coronavirus to 'zombies'

Source: Reuters - Photo by Lim Huey Teng
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The said viral claim about the coronavirus that has been stirring buzz online is about the people affected by the virus who are said to be behaving in a 'zombie-like' manner.

According to the article made by ABS-CBN News (authored by Agence France-Presse), Malaysian's health ministry debunked the claim in a tweet, "The claim that individuals infected with this virus will behave like zombies is not true. Patients can recover."

Furthermore, the police have already arrested six people that recently spread misinformation about nCoV according to the statement of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia.

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As reported earlier by KAMI, the Manila Public Information Office has finally addressed the viral video and photos of a foreigner who collapsed on the street and was thought to have suffered from coronavirus by the online community.

According to their statement, the foreigner was identified as a drunk Korean national and not a Chinese national that collapsed along the streets of Remedios in Manila.

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