A video circulating regarding the current situation of the 2nd wave of Covid virus in India

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A video of people falling on the roadsides is shared on social media platforms of WhatsApp and Facebook with the text reading “Current situation of Indians under the impact of the 2nd wave of Covid virus”.

A technical investigation into this video footage revealed that it had been published on May 7, 2020, at a factory called “LG Polymer” in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, where a gas leak injured more than 1,000 people who were exposed to the toxic gas. The original visual frames taken during the incident have been edited and shared on social media as current footage covering the second wave of COVID-19 in India.

Indian fact-checking agencies have also confirmed that this video, which is circulated on social media under various headlines is misleading.

(Source – https://cutt.ly/SmQAW3M)

Accordingly, the above video regarding the COVID-19 spread in India is confirmed as misleading.


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