Claim: A video has been going viral with the claim that it is a clip of dead bodies of Corona virus victims in Italy. The video shows a news anchor talking about the grim situation and shows bodies being dumped into a mass grave. People on social media are sharing the post stating it is the situation in Italy.
The caption attached to the post reads:
The post is widely shared on Facebook and has received more than 8000 views.
The post has also been posted by few on Twitter.
— Mehrunnissa Khan (@KhanMehrunnissa) March 26, 2020
Dead bodies of Corona victims in Italy !
Ya Allah Raham.
We will defenitely stict to Justice against Injustice anywhere in World. O God , Creator of Universe please forgive us all !
— ChiTown -79Th -St (@ChiTownJackson) April 12, 2020
#Coronavirus do you believe 💐🙏😮😔😢 😡😡😠 Dead bodies of Corona victims..in Italy. #coronavirusindia #CoronavirusLockdown @WHO @MoHFW_INDIA #India #COVID19 #Italy #21daysLockdown “Lockdown for 21” 606 in India LOCKDOWN #China_is_terrorist #ChineseVirus19 pic.twitter.com/LrPk4iGxOc
— Sαмα∂нαη Ƙнαη∂αgℓє #UCC 🅙 (@twiiit_sam) March 25, 2020
The video is also being circulated widely on WhatsApp.
The claim is false. In the video, the news anchor while explaining the worrying situation, she mentions it is due to the “riptide virus”. Upon doing relevant key word and key frame search it was found that the clip is taken from a mini series by Hallmark Channel named as Pandemic. “Pandemic” was released in 2007 and the riptide virus is claimed to be an off shoot of bird flu.
IItaly has been one of the worst affected countries by the corona virus. Thus it has also become the center of a lot of fake news to revolve around ever since the advent of the corona virus. This claim being one of the many examples. Here, a movie scene was attached with a wrong message to deceive the public.
The exact scene can bee viewed at 1:01:53 (time signature) in the movie.
Source: Movie Central
The claim has also been fact checked by International Business Times and India Today.
Source: International Business Times