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A viral video made the rounds on WhatsApp recently, claiming to show that a delivery rider had contracted the coronavirus and that the food delivery service was worried that he had infected their customers.
It even showed a person being carried out on a stretcher by people in protective clothing.
It turns out that the entire thing was just another fake Covid-19 story.
Foodpanda Malaysia explained in a statement today that they were aware of the video, which was shared along with a message saying it had taken place at an apartment complex in Old Klang Road.
“We would like to verify that after checking with our rider fleet that there has been no suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases among our riders,” read the statment.
The original video was apparently copied from a completely unrelated Facebook post.
They also pointed out that there were other messages, videos, and voice notes circulating about them.
“We urge Malaysians to rely on credible and reliable news sources that are approved by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as well as to not share unverified information especially during this sensitive time.”
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.