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.
Lungi dance at Dumurjola stadium (Howrah zela) Quarantine center…..Social distancing is only a norm for the Nationalists people, so TMC and Failed CM are against it.#WakeUpBengal
Posted by Dev Saha DS on Saturday, June 13, 2020
Now the above Facebook post states that this video is from a West Bengal quarantine center.
#Quarantine #Covid19 #Lockdown Quarantine CentresLungi Dance song par naachte log aur dusri jaghe Cricket Khelte hue nazar aaye NSCI Worli Badminton Court Quarantine Centre mein Lungi Dance song pe nachte nazar aaye log (Video Tweeted by Nitesh Rane,BJP) Kashmir Baramulla ke Quarantine centre ke andar youngsters Cricket khelte nazar aa rahe hai
Posted by Memes Chahiye Apun Ko on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Few Facebook posts stated that this video belongs to the NSCI badminton court of Mumbai.
NSCI badminton court!!!
Who is keeping a eye on all this or
Night life is still on ?? 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/YsikJmC9DJ
— nitesh rane (@NiteshNRane) June 10, 2020
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
One of the Quarantine centres in West Bengal. Thumka with lungi dance going on. pic.twitter.com/gXl63KN7PQ
— Nandinii Roy (@NandiniiR) June 14, 2020
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.
Sir, this is not a video from NSCI nor is any badminton court being used for COVID facility there. Please check the camera grabs with time & date for clarity. We wish good health & joy to all those fighting COVID-19. https://t.co/psdSnkAxGr pic.twitter.com/WvpeYNCxTn
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) June 11, 2020
With the help of google keyword search, we found media reports stating that this video belongs to Tripura.
— NDTV (@ndtv) June 10, 2020
The inmates grooved to the tunes of the popular song 'Lungi dance', and danced like there's no tomorrow.https://t.co/9fA2cG1VtJ
— India.com (@indiacom) June 10, 2020
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.
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