17 Feb 2020

Fake news spreading - Fijian student in Wuhan

From , 5:03 am on 17 February 2020

A Fijian student in Wuhan says misinformation about the coronavirus is spreading as fast as the disease.

Varun Kapoor says an epidemic of fake news is appearing online, including from sources that falsely claim to be the World Health Organisation and a national health ministry.

Mr Kapoor tells Christine Rovoi he chose to stay in the epicentre of the coronavirus because Wuhan is not as dangerous as what is being portrayed in the media.

Varun Kapoor says he is safe in Wuhan.

 Varun Kapoor says he feels safe in Wuhan. Photo: Supplied by Varun Kapoor