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CORONAVIRUS FAKE NEWS! A bogus voice note of the ambulance service is circulating WhatsApp

CORONAVIRUS FAKE NEWS! A bogus voice note of the ambulance service is circulating WhatsApp

Author: Rafi Benady | Thursday 9th April 2020

CORONAVIRUS FAKE NEWS! A bogus voice note of the ambulance service is circulating WhatsApp Photograph

In the audio clip, a woman makes a number of claims about COVID-19.

The ambulance service describes them as “alarmist and not correct”. The woman claims she received the information directly from Public Health England, and says no ambulances will be sent out.

She said: “As of Thursday of this week, we will be hitting our peak, and we will be facing 900 deaths a day.

"One-third of them will be babies, children and teenagers with no underlying health issues."

The South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAMB)'s official Twitter account posted this morning to address the issue.

In the statement, a spokesman said: "We are aware of a voice message being shared currently on social media regarding the ambulance response to coronavirus.

"The alarmist information being shared in the message is not correct.

"We would urge people to disregard the message and not share it further."

The spokesman finished: "We thank the public for their ongoing support in following the government’s advice."

We cannot stress this enough, if you get sent this voice note, DO NOT TAKE HEED OF IT. Always check the source of your information.