A clip of a man lying on the floor of jail is found viral on various social media platforms, claiming he is a police officer from Bhagalpur Central of Bihar, tested positive for coronavirus. The video clearly reveals a man coughing and sneezing on the floor with various other policemen surrounding him from all sides.
“भागलपुर के सेंट्रल जेल में बड़ा बाबू को करोना हुआ।”
Translation: “Police officer tested positive for coronavirus in Bhagalpur Central Jail”, it claims.
Here’s a post from Facebook with more than 900 shares:
And another one with a lot of shares:
The same video has been shared on Twitter too by a few.
This clip is of a mock drill that happened in the same Bhagalpur Central Jail, Bihar a few days ago. The claim that states – the officer lying on the floor is tested positive for coronavirus stands completely false as this was just a projection of the same where these officers were performing in unison to spread awareness.
On performing a keyword search, we found out that the video was originally posted by “Nation Bharat” a channel on youtube, on the 11th of April.
Along with this, we also got in touch with a superintendent of the same jail who confirmed that this clip was indeed of the mock drill.
The claim stands completely untrue. This video getting viral misleads viewers by disseminating false information. In actual, this is an old mock drill video used currently as a COVID-19 case.