Veteran Amitabh Bachchan came under fire by Twitterati after he posted misinformation about the coronavirus crisis.
The tweet, which has now been removed, shared a theory claiming that clapping together in Janta Curfew on 22nd March at 17:00, would make vibration in the atmosphere destroying the deadly illness.
While the tweet had been dubbed as “incorrect” by Press Information Bureau’s Fact Check official Twitter handle, Bachchan had kept it online. However, it was subsequently deleted due to the uproar.
NO ! The vibration generated by clapping together will NOT destroy #Coronavirus infection#PIBFactCheck: The #JantaCurfew clapping initiative at 5pm is to express gratitude towards the Emergency staff working selflessly to counter #coronavirusinindia #Covid19India pic.twitter.com/WHfK4guxys
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) March 22, 2020
Bachchan had shared, “T 3479 – AN OPINION GIVEN : 5 pm ; 22nd Mar, “amavasya”, darkest day of month; virus, bacteria evil force at max potential & power! Clapping shankh vibrations reduce/ destroy virus potency Moon passing to new ‘nakshatra’ Revati. Cumulative vibration betters blood circulation (sic).”