By Rakesh Vuppu On February 4th, 2020

A video is being widely shared on Facebook with the claim that Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has visited a Mosque and offered his prayers seeking protection to the country from Coronavirus. Let’s analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Video of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visiting a Mosque and offering prayers seeking protection to the country from Coronavirus.

Fact: The man in the video is not Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, he is former Malaysian PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The video was taken in 2015 and it shows Badawi visiting ‘Nan Xia Po’ Mosque in Beijing to offer his Friday prayers. So, the claim is FALSE.

In the comments section of the video, a user has commented that the man in the video is former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

When searched on YouTube with the text ‘Abdullah Ahmad Badawi visited a mosque’, the same video was found in the results. The video had the timestamp– ‘21 July 2015’ and in the description, the video is found to be that of Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi visiting ‘Nan Xia Po’ Mosque in Beijing to offer his Friday prayers.

To summarize, the man in the video is former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Also, the video was taken in 2015.

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Originally published at Factly