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Fake news circulating on social media about South City Hospital, Imtiaz Super Market and Chase Up!

Fake news is circulating on social media about South City Hospital Karachi, Imtiaz Super Market, and Chase Up staff being affected with COVID-19 in Karachi. 

Beware of such fake news and misleading messages circulating during these difficult COVID-19 times, all thanks to social media.

It is advised to all the citizens to rely only on the credible source and not on forwarded messages that are creating panic in the society.

It was a day ago when the message started to circulate on social media stating that a private hospital in Karachi got his 51 employees tested positive for COVID-19, and also a shopping mall chain however that was not the case.
Read More : Imtiaz Super Market refutes rumours of closing down Karachi stores amid coronavirus outbreak

South City Hospital

On receiving this, South City Hospital administration was approached by our reporter, and the admin has categorically denied any such news.

Here is a copy of the official statement from the hospital:


South City Hospital official statement

The official Instagram of Imtiaz Super Store chain has also refuted such rumours and has posted an official statement.


imtiaz public notice

Meanwhile, the Chase Up store has also released an official statement refuting the fake news. The statement was shared on company’s official Instagram page with a caption, “Safety our beloved customers and dedicated employees comes first and is our top priority! We wish for your good health & safety! #Chaseup #YourShoppingPartner #ImportantAnnouncement”. 

chase up official statement

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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