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Fact Check: Image of Covid-19 testing kit passed off as vaccine on social media

Researchers and scientists, all across the globe, are working day and night to develop a much required vaccine for curbing out the coronavirus. The deadly virus has already claimed the lives of more than 14,000 people all over the world and infected around 3 lakh people globally. However, some users on social media platforms believe that American scientists have finally developed the vaccine for Covid-19.

Image of Covid-19 testing kit passed off as vaccine on social media

Tooro Television, a Facebook user, posted images of few sachets with SGTI-flex Covid-19 lgM/IgG printed on it. The user claims with a hashtag that the vaccine for coronavirus is finally ready. The post comes with the claim that the vaccine will cure the patient within just 3 hours post-injection. Applauding the efforts made by the US Scientists, the user even heads to state that US President Donald Trump has announced that a medical company named Roche will launch the most-awaited vaccine after millions doses are ready for public use the next Sunday. 

The user has posted on Twitter and Instagram as well. The claim has been found to be misleading and the image shared on the posts is not of the vaccine for Covid-19, rather of a South Korea developed testing kit for the virus. 

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