The Press Information Bureau has said that an image of a prominent news channel claiming Home Minister Amit Shah has coronavirus is completely fake. The morphed image has been doing rounds on social media since Sunday.
The Press Information Bureau of India (PIB), through their fake news detection initiative PIB Fact Check, put out a tweet making the clarification. The PIB Fact Check said, "A morphed image being shared on social media cites a prominent Hindi news channel claiming Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been infected with COVID19. The image is fake and aims to spread confusion." The fact-checker also requested people to not share or forward such fake news on social media.
According to the Health Ministry, the number of active coronavirus cases in the country was at 3,666 as of 9:00 am on Monday. Two hundred and ninety-one people have been cured/discharged, so far 109 people have died due to the coronavirus.