Posted: 01:53 GMT, 22 December 2020 | Updated: 03:58 GMT, Jan. December 2020

Australian actress Rachel Ward attacked trolls behind a vicious and false viral rumor that she and her husband Bryan Brown were the “super-spreaders” behind the Covid-19 cluster outbreak on Sydney’s northern beaches

Ward posted on Instagram last night telling the trolls to pick another witch as she and her husband were mistakenly identified in the online discussion as the nameless couple who are not self-isolating in the Covid-riddled area could

Ward said she had been to the north central New South Wales coast for the past 10 days, had no personal trainer (as one story had suggested), and had not been to the US in over five years (than another Account claims)

Australian screen legend Rachel Ward shared this picture of herself cuddling a marsupial to tell the trolls, “Pick another witch”

Ward and husband Bryan Brown fell victim to a bizarre and untrue rumor that they were the Covid super spreaders of the Avalon cluster. Right the photo Ward took in March with Dr Zach Bush posted, calling the coronavirus “silly” and “just another flu”

The false rumor – similar to a highly infectious virus – has been spreading over popular Northern Beaches Facebook groups in the past few days

Ward, Brown and their daughter Rosie put it to bed for good in a corresponding testimony to the media on Monday

Some followers suggested that Ward was deliberately attacked by trolls after she posted on Instagram in March that the virus is “just another flu and will pass as the northern hemisphere transitions into spring”

“You realize you will be targeted after your post dated Jan. March went viral, “one follower informed her

This controversial post stays on her Instagram but was posted at a time when less was known about the virus that has since put Australia’s two largest states into lockdown on various occasions

Anytime Fitness Avalon, sometimes cited in the wrong stories, refuted a false personal trainer rumor

Whenever Fitness Avalon was forced to send a desperate message telling followers that the false rumor was “in no way correct”

The bizarre story was deemed conclusively false after NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said Monday that those who contracted the virus should not be defamed

‘It’s really important that we don’t call people or spread myths about who spread it, to whom, and who contributed to it and who sowed it, about this outbreak

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