By Rakesh Vuppu On February 5th, 2020

A few videos are being shared on Facebook claiming that pigs are being buried in China due to the recent novel Coronavirus outbreak. Let’s analyze the claim made in those posts.

Claim: Videos of Pigs being buried in China due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Fact: The videos posted are old. They are in no way related to the recent Coronavirus outbreak. So, the claim is FALSE.

Video-1 (Archived):

The video can be seen to have been uploaded on Youtube in March 2019. In the description, it is mentioned that the pigs were buried due to the outbreak of ‘African Swine Fever’. Also, the novel Coronavirus was first reported in the last week of December 2019. So, this video is not related to the recent Coronavirus outbreak.

Video-2 (Archived):

The video can be seen to have been uploaded on Youtube in March 2019. In the YouTube video, the clip related to the video-1 can also be seen. So, this video is also not related to the recent Coronavirus outbreak.

Video-3 (Archived):

This video is also found to have been uploaded in November 2019. In the description, it is mentioned that the pigs were buried due to the outbreak of ‘Hog Cholera’. As the outbreak of Coronavirus was first reported in the last week of December 2019, this video is also not related to the recent Coronavirus outbreak.

More information regarding the diseases like African Swine Fever and Hog Cholera in pigs can be found here, here and here. The differences between the ‘African Swine Fever’ and ‘2019 novel Coronavirus’ can be read here.

To sum it up, old videos are being falsely shared as ‘Pigs buried in China due to the Coronavirus outbreak’.

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Originally published at Factly