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A viral image claims to be of a doctor couple who died after contracting COVID-19.

An article published by Boston Herald and The Washington Times disproves fake the image of Italian doctors expired after contradicting COVID-19.

Multiple social media posts have been circulated claiming that it was an image of an Italian doctor couple who died after treating people from COVID-19 in Italy.

The original picture was published by Boston Herald and The Washington Times in their articles on 13 March 2020 with a caption stating that it was of a couple at the Barcelona airport at the time when the United States President Donald Trump announced some restrictive rules about foreign travels from Europe.

Therefore, it can be concluded that the image being shared as that of an Italian doctor couple who died of COVID-19 is fake, and it is rather a picture of a couple at an airport in Spain and not Italy.

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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