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Mass prayer was offered in Italy in the light of coronavirus pandemic.

An old video of December 2019 from Peru is falsely shared on social media as mass prayers offered in Italy.

The caption translation of the video streamed live by a Peruvian politician named Alejandro Munante from Spanish to Engish 'Vigilia de oración por el Perú' (Prayer vigil for Peru) reveals that the event that took place in Plaza San Martin, Peru on 6 December 2019 before the Coronavirus pandemic. On 10 December 2019 Bethel Informa, Peruvian Christian broadcaster Bethel TV has reported the same event on its Facebook page and added that hundreds of men and women from the evangelical Christian community in Peru gathered in Plaza San Martín to celebrate a united vigil of prayer. Moreover, a poster of the event was also shared on Facebook on 2 December 2019.

All the above information proves that the video doesn't have a link to the current situation of COVID-19 outbreak.

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.

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