Coronavirus alarms at some Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges and schools on Monday have been exposed as fakes by officials.
Ryerson University tweeted at around 5:45 p.m. Monday that “Ryerson University knows that there are phony online life posts claiming that understudies have been admitted to medical clinic with the coronavirus today. There are no instances of coronavirus at Ryerson.”
The college said an examination is in progress and that individuals should check the school’s security alarms page for the most recent data.
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. For information on Security Alerts at Ryerson, please visit https://t.co/HDzMzq2nDh.
— Ryerson University (@RyersonU) January 27, 2020
In the interim down the QEW in Hamilton, a picture indicating to show an “isolate notice” at an understudy living arrangement at McMaster University was likewise shot somewhere around officials.
“McMaster has affirmed that this sign was bogus, and there is no reason for concern,” the college said on Twitter.
A picture has been circulating of what appears to be a quarantine notice in residence related to a possible coronavirus infection.
McMaster has confirmed that this sign was false, and there is no cause for concern.https://t.co/rpC1bmrnZa
— McMaster University (@McMasterU) January 27, 2020
Durham College in Oshawa was additionally bustling de-bunking counterfeit web based life posts, saying “there are no known instances of the coronavirus at DC.”
There are no known cases of the coronavirus at DC. A picture has been circulating of an ambulance and hazmat suits on campus. Due to heightened awareness, an abundance of caution was taken by first responders last week. It has been confirmed that this was NOT the coronavirus.
— Durham College (@durhamcollege) January 27, 2020
A few people were unmistakably not delighted with the phony web based life posts, with one individual presenting on Twitter requesting that the people in question “unwind and go study.”