A video is being widely shared on social media claiming that it shows the new hospital set up by China, in Wuhan, to tackle the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Let’s analyze the claim about the video.
Claim: Video of the new hospital set up by China for Coronavirus patients.
Fact: The video is found to exist on the internet at least since 2018. So, the claim that it shows the new hospital set up by China for Coronavirus patients is FALSE.
From the ‘Business Insider’ article, it can be learnt that China has constructed an emergency hospital for Coronavirus patients to tackle the virus outbreak. But, it does not consist of 57 floors.
In the post, it is mentioned, the new hospital is of 57 floors and was constructed in 19 days. So, when searched on YouTube with the keywords ‘57 floors hospital constructed in 19 days’, many search results were obtained. In the search results, the same video was found. It has been uploaded by a user in May 2018. But, no more information was found from it.
A search result of ‘The Guardian’ had similar visuals as seen in the viral video and had the timestamp – ’30 April 2015′. The visuals between -1:37 and -1:27 in the viral video can be seen in that video during 0:00 and 0:19. The video shows the construction of a 57-storey skyscraper in 19 days in Changsha, Hunan Province (China). The visuals between -0:47 and -0:40 in the viral video can be seen in a 2011 video (0:25 to 0:32) that shows the construction of a 6-storey building in 5 days. So, the video in the post is a combination of many videos.
The video of the emergency hospital constructed in China for Coronavirus patients can be seen here.
To sum it up, the video in the post doesn’t show the new hospital set up by China to tackle the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
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Originally published at Factly