Fact-checked by: Maldita.es

2021/02/26 | Spain

FALSE: News from the newspaper ‘El País’ in the year 2003 about the current COVID-19 pandemic

Explanation: The news refers to another coronavirus, the SARS-Cov virus, the first cases of which were reported in February 2003.

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