New Delhi, May 3: A viral post is doing rounds on social media platforms claiming that a vial of Remdesivir injection by the name 'COVIPRI' is in circulation. The post further claims that Covipri, the fake Remdesivir injection, is in circulation in India only and not for export. This comes at a time when the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic and people are desperately looking for treatment against the deadly virus. The fake claim states that Covipri is being used for the treatment of coronavirus, with many referring to it as the Remdesivir injection.
Remdesivir injections are being sold at exorbitant rates as the drug is currently in high demand for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The fake post shows an image of 'Covipri' packets, with Remdesivir injection written on them. Similar posts saying Covipri is in circulation were also shared on Facebook by many users. Dismissing the fake claims, a fact check by Press Information Bureau (PIB) said that the vial named COVIPRI is fake. It alerted people on such fake information and urged them not to buy medical supplies from unverified sources. People have also been asked to beware of counterfeit medicines and injections. COVID-19 Virus Can Be Killed by Pouring Lemon Juice in Nose? PIB Fact Check Reveals Truth Behind Fake Video Going Viral on Social Media.
Here's the tweet by PIB:
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 3, 2021
The viral image of “Covipri” circulated on social media raises questions on the authenticity of the drug. Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, fake news regarding the treatment of the infection are being widely circulated on social media platforms, leading to confusion among people. COVID-19 Can Be Cured at Home Using Black Pepper, Ginger and Honey? Viral News Claiming Pondicherry University Student Has Found Home Remedy for Coronavirus Is Fake.
The government and its various agencies have time and again cautioned the people to not fall such fake claims and misinformation. It has also advised the citizens to follow and verify any information from the official releases by the government.
A vial for Remdesivir injection by the name \'COVIPRI\' is in circulation.
This vial by the name COVIPRI is Fake. Do not buy medical supplies from unverified sources and beware of counterfeit medicines and injections.
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