Amid mounting cases of covid-19 in Saudi Arabia, fake messages are going viral on social media platforms with a claim that many people from Dakshina Kannada have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at Baish in Jizan region of the Kingdom.
Some WhatsApp rumours went on to claim that Bearys hailing from Surathkal, Katipalla, Krishnapur and other areas of Mangaluru are undergoing treatment for covid-19 in Jizan.
The WhatsApp rumours spread by miscreants and ill-informed people have triggered panic among the family members of the the NRIs from Dakshina Kannada.
Saudi Arabia today announced 1,289 fresh coronavirus cases including 126 from Baish. However, none among them are Mangalureans.
Fact Check: WhatsApp rumours that Mangalureans in Saudi's Baish tested positive for covid-19 are baseless