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  • Photo of Fact:People with a compromised immune system are at risk of contracting Covid-19.

    Fact:People with a compromised immune system are at risk of contracting Covid-19.

    Verdict: True.The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues and organs, they help the body to fight infections and other diseases.A research titled ‘Covid-19: Who’s at higher risk of serious symptoms?’ by Mayo…

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  • Photo of Does the coronavirus thrive during the rainy season?

    Does the coronavirus thrive during the rainy season?

    Verdict: Inconclusive While research has shown that weather conditions to a certain extent influence the thriving of the coronavirus there is no direct evidence pointing to the fast spreading of Covid-19 during the rainy season.…

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  • Photo of Is Quest motors manufacturing cars in Zimbabwe?

    Is Quest motors manufacturing cars in Zimbabwe?

    Verdict: Misleading. Quest Motors only assembles the car and does not manufacture it.  Source: A poster circulating on Twitter claimed Quest Motor Manufacturing had manufactured the Proton Persona at its Mutare factory.  Full story: A Twitter user share a…

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  • Photo of Did sanctions lead to the closure of Bulawayo companies?

    Did sanctions lead to the closure of Bulawayo companies?

    Verdict: NO While the Zanu-PF top leadership including the Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Minister, Judith Ncube, claim companies have been closing in Zimbabwe as a result of economic sanctions, there is no compelling evidence which directly…

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  • Photo of Did Mnangagwa use Covid-19 to suppress human rights?

    Did Mnangagwa use Covid-19 to suppress human rights?

    Verdict: True Despite repeated denials by government officials, there is overwhelming evidence that indeed President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government have used Covid-19 restrictions to supress human rights in Zimbabwe. The country’s constitutional human rights…

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  • Photo of It is true, FBC to backdate collection of 2% tax for all transactions done since August

    It is true, FBC to backdate collection of 2% tax for all transactions done since August

    Verdict: True  Source: A message circulating on social media. “The FBC Bank has announced that in line with new Finance Act No.8 of 2020, the bank will be backdating collection of the 2% Intermediated Money Transfer…

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  • Photo of Does wearing a face shield prevent one against Covid-19?

    Does wearing a face shield prevent one against Covid-19?

    Verdict: False   Full story: A face shield is simply a curved plastic or Plexiglas panel attached to the headband that can be worn over the face.  Face shields have been used in health care settings for…

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  • Photo of Coronavirus can survive for over 28 days on various surfaces such as cellphones and bank notes

    Coronavirus can survive for over 28 days on various surfaces such as cellphones and bank notes

    Claim: Coronavirus can survive for over 28 days on various surfaces such as cellphones and bank notes Source: A message circulating on WhatsApp platforms stated that the Coronavirus can survive on money and cellphones for…

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  • Photo of FACT CHECK: The City of Bulawayo has a deficit of 30 primary schools?

    FACT CHECK: The City of Bulawayo has a deficit of 30 primary schools?

    Claim: Bulawayo has a backlog of 30 Primary schools. Verdict: Correct Source: The Mayor of Bulawayo, Councillor Solomon Mguni in his report on 2 September said the City has a backlog of 30 Primary Schools.…

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  • Photo of Patients who recover from Covid-19 are not supposed to be retested?

    Patients who recover from Covid-19 are not supposed to be retested?

    Verdict: Correct Source: The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care while contributing to a debate in Parliament on September 8, said the Covid-19 recoveries are not retested to ascertain if they…

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