Fact-checked by: BuzzFeed Japan

2020/01/29 | Japan

FALSE: A tweet entitled “Risk of novel coronavirus and countermeasures” saying “The virus stays alive for 48 hours.” “The clothes need to be disinfected with alcohol and goggles to prevent corneal infection.” “Die without fever.”

Explanation: According to the Virology Expert; Inactivation will not take 48 hours. No cases have been reported of death without fever. It is difficult to completely disinfect outerwear with alcohol. Goggles are not generally needed. Not an artificial virus.

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This false claim originated from: Twitter

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