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Coronavirus fact check: TV show’s grab goes viral as docs dying of COVID-19 in Italy

A still from the American TV series Grey's Anatomy goes viral claiming that over 200 doctors and nurses have died in Italy due to coronavirus

Coronavirus fact check TV show's grab goes viral as docs dying of covid 19 in Italy
BANGALORE, First Published Apr 15, 2020, 5:44 PM IST
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[5:30 PM, 4/15/2020] Pratiba Raman Asianet: Yes, we know Italy is one of the top countries, which is worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak. According to reports, by April 13, 2020 evening, it recorded almost 20,000 deaths, which included medical workers too.

Since then, a picture showing some doctors and nurses lying on the floor of an operation theatre has gone viral on social media. The picture was captioned stating that 200 doctors and nurses have died in Italy due to coronavirus.

According to India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA), it is said that this post is a fake one and is misleading. And it also suggested that the picture is a still from the popular American TV series Grey's Anatomy.

The still is from the third season's 14th episode Wishin' and Hopin' of Grey's Anatomy. The picture is also available on Getty Images with a caption about the particular episode.

A report published by Al Jazeera stated that 100 doctors have died in Italy after contracting coronavirus. That’s not all, 30 nurses, nursing assistants have died of COVID-19 in the country.
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