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Coronavirus; Citizen TV Speaks Out on Reports that Meru has Confirmed 18 Cases

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Kenyan nurses. photo/courtesy

Citizen Television has spoken out on an image making rounds on social media showing that it had reported 18 confirmed cases in Nkubu, Meru County. 

In a photo that is making rounds on social media, News Anchors Nimrod Tabu and Hassan Mugambi have been captured reporting about the 18 cases. 

However, in a post on Mr Stephen Letoo’s official Facebook account revealed that the reports were fake. 

The Fake news making rounds on social media. Photo/courtesy

Equally, Kenya Mails can confirm that indeed the news is fake bearing the fact that the two reporters anchor news is Swahili but the wordings were written in English. 

Since Friday last week the media house has raised concerns over people tagging its official logo and using it to spread fake news. 

On March 16, 2020- the media house twitted as fake news that it had reported that a student at Meru university had tested positive for Coronavirus. 

Fake News. Photo/Courtesy

The Kenyan Government has so far confirmed four cases in the country with the first case being reported on Friday last week. 

Over 6,000 people have lost their lives to the disease which was declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

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