Misleading Covid info recirculates online as cases surge in China

Published on 20/01/2023 at 04:34

Misleading claims about Covid-19 published at the onset of the pandemic have resurfaced online as a "recent health bulletin" by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) following the surge of cases in China in January 2023. The DOH denied issuing the advisory and said the posts were "maliciously using the agency's name". The posts mischaracterise Covid-19 and provide inaccurate advice about the disease.