Fake News Alert: Sale Of Chicken Has Not Been Banned In Punjab
A fake notification from the Punjab government banning the sale of chicken products after coronavirus being detected in chickens is doing the rounds on social media. According to these rumors, coronavirus has been detected in chickens, and therefore their consumption can lead to the virus.
Detractors of the poultry industry frequently propagate fake reports like these.
Advisor to the prime minister Dr Shahbaz Gill has confirmed the counterfeit nature of the “notification” in a tweet. “This claim is false. Even the name of the department [on the letter] is false”, he tweeted.
یہ جھوٹ ہے۔ پنجاب میں ڈیپارٹمنٹ کا یہ نام ہی نہیں ہے۔ pic.twitter.com/yBwiWkuQxj
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) June 4, 2020