Mock drill video shared as COVID-19 case in Bihar’s Hajipur Jail.

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A video has been going viral on social media, shows a policeman coughing and sneezing and falling on the ground. The video is being shared with the claimed that the policeman is infected with the coronavirus in Bihar’s Hajipur jail.

 

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The shared video with the caption, “Suspected corona patient in Hajipur jail”.

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The same video is reposted multiple times on Facebook.

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This is not a real coronavirus incident, it’s a Mock Drill

The claim with which the video is being shared is false. With the keyword search on Youtube and found that the same video posted by a Channel named Vaishali news stating that the video was a mock drill conducted by the Hajipur police to train cops to deal with Coronavirus case.

 

The video was also uploaded by News18 Bihar informing that the video is going viral with the misleading claims.

 

This confirms that the video of mock drill conducted by jail officials and is being circulated on social media with false claims.

 


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Shweta Jamsandekar

An aspiring journalist from Symbiosis institute of media and communication.