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The Infodemic: Nigeria Accounts for 5% of COVID-19 Deaths in Africa


A man walk past an electronic billboard warning residents to wear face masks to protect against coronavirus, in Lagos Nigeria, Sept. 1, 2020.

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Daily Debunk

Claim: Nigeria accounts for 5 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Africa.

Verdict: True

Read the full story at: FactCheckHub

Social Media Disinfo

Manuel Negrete holds the anti-parasite drug ivermectin after buying it with a medical prescription at a local pharmacy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Rodrigo Urzagasti.

Circulating on social media: Ivermectin, a drug used to treat animal parasites like heartworm and roundworm, was proven to be a potential cure for coronavirus.

Verdict: Mostly False

Read the full story at: Snopes

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