Fact-checked by: Facta

2020/05/04 | Italy

FALSE: In December 2019, Italian politician Beppe Grillo wore a protective mask in public. Some people said that he did that because the Chinese Embassy had warned him about coronavirus.

Explanation: Grillo stated that he wore the mask to protect himself from the "germs and viruses" that could come from journalists' microphones. It can be read as a form of provocation towards the media.

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