“Military helicopters will spray pesticides against Coronavirus in the skies all over the country.”


There are no military helicopters spraying pesticides over the country. 

Further Information

There are no military helicopters spraying pesticides over the country. 

A similar hoax took place in Pakistan, which the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed to be misinformation.

The hoax is also being spread on WhatsApp in other countries including Egypt, India, and the UAE. The military communications wings in each of these countries has confirmed this to be misinformation.

India’s Press Information Bureau’s (PIB) fact-check wing has debunked this rumour, “Amidst #Coronavirusoutbreak, misinformation on CV Vaccine gas spread out through Airplanes is circulating on social media
NO such action has been planned out by the Indian Government.”

Agence France Presse (AFP)’s fact-checkers have also debunked the story in Sri Lanka and the Philippines.


Pakistani Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)

Egyptian Military Spokesman Colonel Tamer el Refaee on SIS Egypt

India’s Press Information Bureau Twitter

UAE Government Twitter

AFP Fact Check, “Covid- 19 Disinfectant”

Origin of Claim

Seen on WhatsApp


Today, special military helicopters will spray pesticides against the Corona virus in the skies all over the country, so you must stay indoors after twelve o’clock at night.

And remove all clothes which are outside. When you hear the sounds of airplanes at night , it is for you to know that it is related to this matter (COVID-19). Happening in the UK and Europeinform if you have family and friends in UK and Europe similar exercises are taking place in USA & Canada. Regards

Hello I kindly request you not to come out of your house after 10pm tonight till tomorrow morning 5am…..As their will be spraying medicine in the air in order to kill the Covid !9!!

Share this information to all your friends, relatives and your families….Thank You !