Sri Lankan politician, former Minister of Fisheries, Dilip and Darashi, took up raw fish in front of the cameras at a press conference, in order to prove that it does not cause the transmission of Corona virus infection.
“I invite all citizens to eat fish .. There is no need to fear, you will not catch the Corona virus .. I eat it raw .. I will eat it and convince you,” Darashi said in a video clip reported by the media.
“The fish workers cannot sell their products, the citizens of our country do not eat fish, and the fishermen are on the verge of bankruptcy,” the former minister added.
Sri Lankan politician eats raw fish to prove it won’t give you Covid after conspiracy frenzy pic.twitter.com/7sZ1GmFKEU
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This came as a comment on the belief of a large segment of Sri Lankans that the chances of catching COVID-19 increase when they eat fish. This led to a sharp drop in sales during the pandemic, according to local press reports.
According to local media, there is still no news of the politician’s health after this shot, which they described as more comedic than educational.