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Newspaper Advertisement Falsely Claims Mattress Can Prevent COVID

Hind Khoudary Hind Khoudary
16th June 2021
Newspaper Advertisement Falsely Claims Mattress Can Prevent COVID
Arihant mattress is not anti-coronavirus (Screenshot).

The Claim

A furniture manufacturer advertises an anti-corona mattress.

Emerging story

A picture circulating online depicts a newspaper advertisement of a mattress alleging it is an anti coronavirus mattress. 

Misbars Analysis

Misbar's investigation found that the circulating claim has been circulating since 2020. An FIR was lodged against the proprietor of the furniture manufacturing company.
A case was registered against the furniture shop owner in Maharashtra's Thane district after publishing the misleading advertisement, which claimed mattresses sold at his shop cure COVID-19. 

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The report mentions that when police questioned the shop owner, he could not produce any medical proof to back his advertisement. The shop owner published the advertisement without any medical research or certification.

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