An advisory purportedly issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) asking people to avoid eating bakery items amid the COVID19 outbreak is making rounds on social media. The advisory asks people to stop eating the bakery items as they are not washable and can get infected with virus easily. FACTLY has found the advisory to be ‘fake’. ‘WHO Sri Lanka’ has debunked the claim and clarified that WHO has not advised against eating bakery items. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has also debunked the claim and clarified the same.
Claim – Facebook post (archived)
Fact – https://www.facebook.com/WHOSriLanka/photos/a.2035735656687770/2604642586463738/?type=3&theater
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