Instagram announced in a tweet
that they are banning searches on AR effects related to COVID-19. Per Instagram:
"We will no longer allow people to search for COVID-19 related AR effects on Instagram, unless they were developed in partnership with a recognized health organization. This is part of our ongoing effort to better connect people with credible health information."
This is in response to a sudden rise of coronavirus filters on Instagram stories, which are seen as insensitive given the alarming rise of new cases arising from the pandemic.