‘The Last Kiss’: Italian Doctor couple died because of COVID-19 after treating patients? Here’s the truth

A picture of a young couple is being shared with a melodramatic narrative on social media.

The narrative claims that man and the woman in the picture are doctors in Italy who have treated more than 134 Covid-19 patients. It also claims that the couple fell prey to the disease and died on the eighth day.

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post to be false.

On putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found that several media reports featured this image and the picture was credited to Emilio Morenatti, AP Photo.

According to the caption, the picture was taken at Barcelona airport, Spain on March 12, 2020.

“A couple kiss, at the Barcelona airport, Spain, Thursday, March 12, 2020. President Donald Trump, who had downplayed the coronavirus for weeks, suddenly struck a different tone, announcing strict rules on restricting travel from much of Europe to begin this weekend. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.  AP PHOTO” the caption read. 

The picture also tweeted by the photographer.

Moreover, we also ran a search using relevant keywords and did not find any credible news reports to support the above narrative.

The above information proves that the viral narrative is misleading and false.

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