UNICEF Venezuela alert of false information about the Coronavirus
In the country, our only information channels are: https://www.unicef.org/venezuela/ and @unicefvenezuela on social networks Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Caracas, March 13, 2020.- UNICEF Venezuela alerts about false information that is circulating on social networks and media, in relation to Covid 19 (Coronavirus) and that is erroneously attributed to it.
These messages indicate, among other things, supposed practices for the prevention of the onset of the disease, such as eating ice cream and other cold foods. This is, of course, totally untrue.
UNICEF asks members of society to seek accurate information, and from verified sources such as UNICEF, WHO, government health officials, and trusted health professionals, on how to stay safe. It also asks that you refrain from sharing information from untrusted or unverified sources.
In the country, our only information channels are https://www.unicef.org/venezuela/ and @unicefvenezuela on social networks Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
To the creators of such fake messages, we tell them to stop. Sharing inaccurate information and misappropriating the names of those in a position of trust is dangerous and wrong.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories together with allies of governments, the private sector, and organized society, to promote the fulfillment of the rights of all children and adolescents around the world.
UNICEF has been working in Venezuela since 1991 through a Country Program that is agreed upon and signed with the National Government, transforming the commitment into actions that contribute to the protection and strengthening of the rights of children and adolescents.