A screenshot claiming Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for COVID-19 after recently visiting Itlay has gone viral in social media.
The image carries the logo of Aaj Tak, a Hindi news channel.
The headlines flashing below reads, "Breaking News: Home minister Amit Shah has contracted Coronavirus. Last week he had gone to Italy to roam, and did not get it tested after coming back causing further infection."
Interestingly, the image comes with a 'Live' logo and a timestamp making it seem authentic.
Amit Shah has tested positive for COVID-19.
The claim is not true since the viral image is fake.
The image has been created using a 'breaking news' generator website.
A meme generator called 'Break Your Own News' has been used to create the 'Breaking News' template in the graphic.
The website allows the user to insert any image and add a news headline.
The Aaj Tak parody account had originally tweeted the image.
"#BreakingNews Rumour is being spread against Mr. Chronology, Amit Shah. We can not confirm it yet (I say, you guys should be cautious and careful). This is coronavirus, anyone can get it. (translated to English)," reads the tweet.
The bio of this parody account clearly states that it is not related to the Hindi news channel.
Additionally, no reports on Amit Shah testing positive for the deadly virus could be found.
Therefore, given the evidence, It can be ascertained that claims of Amit Shah being infected with COVID-19 is false.
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