Fact check: TV anchor Omkaar not infected by Coronavirus

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  28 Jun 2020 10:21 AM GMT
Fact check:  TV anchor Omkaar not infected by Coronavirus

A total of 1,087 Covid-19 positive cases, which include 888 cases from areas under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, were reported in Telangana on Saturday.

Several journalists, doctors are now affected by Covid-19 and are under quarantine. After permission for shooting has been granted by the government, a few TV celebrities in the Telugu TV industry are also reported to have been infected by Covid-19. The situation is causing panic among people leading to gossip on who is infected by Coronavirus.

Recently, news that Telugu TV anchor, director Omkaar was infected by Covid-19 has gone viral on social media. After shootings have resumed, Omkaar participated in the shooting of a reality show -- Ismart Jodi. The buzz is that during this time, he was infected by Coronavirus.



Fact Check:

The above claim that TV anchor Omkaar is infected with Covid-19 infection is FALSE.

His family has rebuked these statements. They released a clarification that he had undergone the Covid-19 test and that the result was negative. He is fine and safe.

Here are some of the mainstream media reports:

https://www.eenadu.net/cinema/latestnews/omkar-anchor-clarifies-about-he-affected-by-coronavirus/0200/120080175

https://telugu.samayam.com/tv/news/telugu-anchor-omkar-reportedly-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/articleshow/76665216.cms

Therefore, the news that host and director Omkaar of the Telugu TV industry is affected by Coronavirus is FALSE.

Claim Review:TV anchor Omkaar infected by Coronavirus
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Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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