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Michael V. disproves death hoax after testing positive for COVID-19

/ 12:55 PM July 21, 2020
Michael V.

Michael V. Image: screengrab from YouTube/Michael V. #BitoyStory

Multitalented artist Michael V. has become the latest victim of a death hoax just right after he announced through YouTube that he has contracted the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.

The comedian disproved the hoax yesterday, July 21, through several social media platforms and warned people to be cautious when they see such claims on the internet.

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“Muntik akong mahulog sa kama!” Michael V. quipped in the now-deleted post. “Ingat po tayo sa mga ganito. Gusto ko lang imulat ang mga tao sa dangers ng [COVID-19] pero ibang danger po ang ipi-prisinta n’yo sa pagkalat ng mga ganito.”

(I nearly fell off the bed! Be careful about these. I just want to enlighten people about the dangers of COVID-19 but a whole other danger is presented when you spread these.)

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Michael V. has yet to disclose the reason why he deleted his social media posts debunking the said death hoax, as of writing.

The hoax circulated on the internet the same day Michael V. uploaded to his YouTube channel a vlog to announce that he has COVID-19.

“We’ll get through this. We’ve been through worse. Sobrang namimiss ko na ‘yung pamilya ko (I miss my family so much),” the Kapuso artist said in the video. JB

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