A message with the claim that French Astrologer Nostradamus had predicted the outbreak of Coronavirus in 2020 is making rounds on social media. The crux of the message is that Nostradamus, in 1551, had predicted the rise of Coronavirus in a twin year (i.e. 2020) in the east (i.e. China) which will affect the country with 7 hills (i.e. Italy) and it will lead to the end of the world economy. ‘FACTLY’ has found that no such prediction was ever made by Nostradamus and it is being circulated only recently after the COVID-19 outbreak. Also, other fact-checkers across the globe have already debunked the message.
Claim – Facebook post (archived)
Fact – https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Les_Propheties
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