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Alex Gonzaga apologizes for spreading unverified information regarding COVID-19 transmission

Alex Gonzaga said sorry for sharing the wrong info on COVID-19.

Alex Gonzaga has apologized on social media after she tweeted fake claims on COVID-19 transmission.

In a tweet, Alex said she’s sorry for sharing unverified info which was quickly picked up by her followers on social media.

Alex said she got if from a friend who has contact with doctors but apparently it turned out to be fake so she she apologized for her post.

“Hi yes! Sorry i deleted it na! It was forwarded kasi from a friend na may contact sa doctors. Pasensya na,” Alex tweeted.

Alex was called out by a netizen for sharing the fake claim about COVID-19 transmission.

Netizen @sayperjude said Alex is not helping but sharing fake info on social media.

He also advised Alex to verify first the info she will share because she has wide social media reach.

“Hello @Mscathygonzaga, you have 2M++ followers, i hope before you post something that has been forwarded to you, you may want to consider the ff: 1. Contemplate on the msg first 2. If you didn’t understand, try to ask 3. Or verify the info first. YOU’RE NOT HELPING SA TOTOO LANG”

In a now-deleted tweet, Alex shared what according to her was a forwarded message claiming that majority of COVID-19 positive cases were contracted in groceries or supermarkets.

She also advised people to do bulk buying when going to groceries and asked them to disinfect their groceries with a mixture of water and Chlorox (bleach).

Apparently, Alex’s claim was fake and was immediately struck down by PGH (Philippine General Hospital) in a statement.

According to PGH, there’s no truth to the claims that most COVID-19 cases were acquired from groceries. PGH reiterated that the two most important risk factors are travel history and close contact.



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