Fact-checked by: Dubawa

2020/02/20 | Nigeria

FALSE: Social media posts claim Chloroquine, an antimalarial drug, can cure COVID-19.

Explanation: No health authorities have confirmed Chloroquine as a cure for coronavirus. According to WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, results of drug trials are not expected soon. The “malarial chloroquine used in China was not one of the drugs.”

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This false claim originated from: Twitter

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