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Are these images of migrant workers that were stranded amidst the COVID-19 lockdown?

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Images of feet are being circulated that allegedly belongs to migrant workers stranded amidst the COVID-19 lockdown and are trying to make it back home on foot. Few of the images are as follows:


Columnist and spokesperson Americai Narayanan tweeted the image with the caption (translated): “Because the #Coronavirus brought by flight attendants is not properly handled, people’s feet are hard to beat


Journalist Punya prasun Bajpai also tweeted the image which has since then been deleted. A screenshot of the same is as follows:





A simple Google reverse image search showed that both the images are from 2018 and is not  related to the COVID-19 lockdown. The first image is from Pakistan and is featured in an article published by The London Post. A screenshot of the same is as follows and the entire article can be found here.

The second image was also sourced from a 2018 post. While the site could not be verified, it  proves that the image has been in circulation since 2018 and therefore discredits claims that it is from 2020. A screenshot of the post is as follows:

The site can be viewed here.

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Sai Keerthi

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