Social media users are sharing a claim that mortgage applications are being declined for people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Reuters could not find any evidence to show this is the case. However, if someone wants to protect their loan with insurance cover, a positive test could be an issue.
One of the posts reads: “A friend has just been told he can’t get a mortgage because he had a positive rona (sic) test weeks ago. They said they don’t know how it’s going to affect his lungs in the future, so he doesn’t qualify.” And you thickos still think it’s about the virus.”
Reuters reached out to the publisher of the earliest version of the post for details about the case and did not get a reply. Reuters is therefore unable