A rumour stating that coronavirus is affecting chickens that are raised for meat in Mumbai, India is going viral in Facebook and twitter. It is circulating with images of dead chicks. The rumour has affected the poultry sales.
According to media reports, the assistant director of the Central Poultry Development Organization has said that there is no proof to support the statement. The report also mentioned that the Indian Department of Health and Family Welfare has said that the poultry is safe for consumption.
Moreover, through reverse image searches, it was found that the pictures of the dead chicks were linked with an article regarding other diseases affecting chickens.