Fact Check: No warning issued to India over COVID-19 by WHO

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New Delhi (NVI): A viral video has claimed that in the backdrop of rising cases of COVID-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning to India.

Dismissing the claims, the government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact Check wing said the claim was fake.

It further requested people not to forward this kind of fake video or message.

“In a video, it is being claimed that keeping in increasing cases of #COVID19 in view, India has been warned by #WHO. #PIBFactCheck: This claim is #Fake. Please do not forward such misleading videos or messages,” PIB tweeted.

Meanwhile, the WHO also came forward and clarified that it has not issued any such warning to India.

“A video claiming WHO has warned of 50,000 #COVID-19 deaths in India by 15 April is FAKE NEWS. WHO has NOT issued any such warning,” the official handle of WHO tweeted.

In February, the WHO thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “supporting vaccine equity”.

WHO Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hoped that other countries would follow India’s example.

“Thanks, India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supporting vaccine equity. Your commitment to COVAX and sharing COVID-19 vaccine doses is helping 60 countries start vaccinating their health workers and other priority groups. I hope other countries will follow your example,” Tedros wrote in a tweet.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, India has sent a total of 645.02 lakh vaccine doses to various countries so far.