Air India crash: Malappuram Collector terms news of 40 passengers testing COVID positive “fake news”

Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi published a story on August 8 claiming that 40 victims of the Air India Express plane crash at Kozhikode International Airport tested positive for coronavirus. The article is now deleted but the tweet remains (archive).

Purav Patel, who identifies as a senior special correspondent at News Nation, also claimed that 40 passengers tested positive.

Fact-check

Alt News contacted the Malappuram Collectorate’s office and was told that the claim is “fake news”. This was also tweeted by the District Collector in the afternoon of August 8.

As per the latest update, one out of the at least 18 deceased tested COVID positive.

According to a PTI report, at least two passengers also tested positive for coronavirus.

There are no credible news reports which claim that 40 passengers were found to be COVID positive. The same has also been denied by the local government.

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