KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – The deadly coronavirus will not cause victims to act like zombies, Malaysia’s government said on social media, as officials act to correct the spread of misinformation surrounding the outbreak.
As medical authorities seek to contain the virus, some social media users in Malaysia made a connection between the disease and the walking dead.
Malaysia’s health ministry dismissed the rumour in a tweet, however, saying: “The claim that individuals infected with this virus will behave like zombies is not true… Patients can recover.”
A number of posts in Malaysia on social media have wrongly claimed the number of deaths or infected people in the country.
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