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The viral video of people dancing to Lungi Dance song in quarantine centre is not from Mumbai and West Bengal.

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A video clip with several persons dancing on the Lungi Dance song is viral on several social media platforms.

Claim: The video claims to be from a quarantine center in Mumbai/West Bengal where COVID-19 patients are dancing on the Lungi Dance song.


This video clip is viral with different places as its originating point.

Now the above Facebook post states that this video is from a West Bengal quarantine center.

Few Facebook posts stated that this video belongs to the NSCI badminton court of Mumbai.


Nitesh Rane who is an MLA from BJP tweeted this video from his verified Twitter handle claiming it from the NSCI badminton court Mumbai. The archived link of this twitter can be accessed from here. http://archive.is/jOiq7

Similarly, a twitter account tweeted this video claiming it from West Bengal.


No, this video is not from Mumbai or West Bengal.

The official twitter handle of BMC clarified that this video is not from the NSCI badminton court Mumbai.

With the help of google keyword search, we found media reports stating that this video belongs to Tripura.

Media houses like NDTV and India.com shared the truth about this video on their twitter handles. They stated that this video belongs to a quarantine center from Tripura. The link to India.com’s story can be accessed from here. https://www.india.com/viral/watch-residents-in-tripura-quarantine-centre-groove-to-lungi-dance-video-goes-viral-4054118/

Even the fact-checking website boomlive also published a story on this viral video that can be accessed with this link. https://www.boomlive.in/fake-news/no-video-of-patients-dancing-at-covid-19-centre-is-not-from-mumbai-8471

Therefore in our investigation, it was found that the claims made on this video are not true.

Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

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Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

Author of 2 books and a former researcher on Homeland, Defence and National Security for last 10 years.Independent Fact Checker and busting fake news.