Fake coronavirus WhatsApp message 'killed me off'
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Coronavirus fake news: Kenyan woman 'killed off' by false WhatsApp rumour

Elsie Kibue was in bed when her husband showed her a WhatsApp message he’d received from a friend.

It claimed to give information about the death of Uganda’s fourth coronavirus victim, but the picture used in the post was of Elsie, a Kenyan woman living in London.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled the spread of fake news about the outbreak an "infodemic".

Video producers: Joshua Akinyemi and Yemisi Adegoke

  • 17 Apr 2020