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Thursday, 13 February 2020 14:05

[FAKE] Allegedly A Chinese citizen got Coronavirus in Timor Plaza Featured

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On Wednesday 12 February 2020 a very viral video appeared on social media platforms. This short video is about a Chinese citizen suspected of having a coronavirus and suddenly fell in Timor Plaza. This situation caused many people to run away and immediately buy masks to cover their noses at that time.

After this video went viral Timor-Leste's Fact-Checker began to verify this video and detected that the video with duration 00:00:18 with ID 650098272469461 uploaded by Manuel Marques to Buka Hatene Fan Page on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 18: 02 afternoon with the title: Allegedly a Chinese citizen in Timor Plaza, Dili got coronavirus.

After several hours there was confirmation from the Ministry of Health of Timor-Leste that the Chinese citizen was not affected by coronavirus but had a stroke.

Here is a statement from the Ministry of Health:

I want to convey to everyone that related to the incident of Chinese citizens on 12 February 2020 in Timor Plaza it was confirmed that he was not coronavirus but he had a stroke. Please confirm first to the Minister of Health before doing publication. Ask everyone not to panic with this information.

Thank you

Minister of Health.

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