The claim is misleading. The corona virus or Covid-19 is not a hoax. This is evidenced by data released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The latest WHO global data as of August 10, 2020 shows that there are 253,409 new cases, 19,718,030 confirmed cases and a death toll of 728,013 due to Covid-19.
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“CORONA IS A HOAX”
EXPLANATION: Through Instagram social media, the @Verstappen_johan account shares uploads containing the narrative “CORONA IS A HOAX” which when translated means corona is a hoax. However, if you refer to the official website of the World Health Organization and several other related sites, the @Verstappen_johan upload is certainly misleading and baseless.
Launching from the official website of the World Health Organization who.int, it was explained that the corona virus is a large family of viruses that cause diseases ranging from mild to severe symptoms. Corona viruses are known to cause respiratory infections, ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Meanwhile, the definition of Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered type of corona virus. The new virus and the disease it caused were not known before the outbreak in Wuhan, China began in December 2019. Meanwhile, global data related to Covid-19 as of August 10, 2020 showed that there were 253,409 new cases, 19,718,030 confirmed and 728,013 deaths.