The COVID-19 outbreak being fake is one of the many conspiracy theories and disinformation that have flooded the internet since the outbreak.
The origin of the COVID-19 is yet to be ascertained, but it has been linked to the seafood and live animal market in Wuhan, China, which could have led to the spreading of the virus from animal-to-person and then from person to person. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.