Fact-checked by: AFP

2020/03/17 | Spain, France, United Kingdom, Poland

False: A “Spanish biological researcher” says “You give the footballer 1 million euros a month and a biological researcher 1,800 euros per month, and you are now looking for a coronavirus treatment. Go to Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi and they will get you a cure.” A quote published with a photo of this so-called “Spanish biological researcher.”

Explanation: The woman in the photograph is not a Spanish biologist researcher, but Isabel Garcia Tejerina, an ex Spanish minister. The photo was taken during an interview in 2018, long before the outbreak of coronavirus.

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