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Fake coronavirus alerts plague GTHA universities and colleges

Bad enough many in the GTA are worried about contracting Coronavirus in public places, now students at some Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area universities and colleges on Monday are finding themselves dealing with alerts about Coronavirus on campus which have been confirmed to be fake.
Ryerson University tweeted at around 5:45 p.m. Monday that “Ryerson University is aware that there are fake social media posts alleging that students have been admitted to hospital with the coronavirus today. There are no cases of coronavirus at Ryerson.”

The university said an investigation is underway and that people should check the school’s security alerts page for the latest information.

Meanwhile down the QEW in Hamilton, an image purporting to show a “quarantine notice” at a student residence at McMaster University was also shot down by officials.

“McMaster has confirmed that this sign was false, and there is no cause for concern,” the university said on Twitter.

Some people were clearly not amused with the fake social media posts, with one person posting to Twitter asking the responsible parties to “relax and go study.”

Meanwhile many students have taken to wearing masks just in case. -CINEWS


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