By Akhil Reddy On March 31st, 2020

A couple of photos are being shared on Facebook with a claim that people in Italy are throwing money on the streets as money could not save them from COVID-19. FACTLY has found the photos are old and were taken in Venezuela, not in Italy. People threw the notes on the road as they were of little value due to hyperinflation in Venezuela.

Sources:
Claim Facebook post (archived)
Fact https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2019/04/socialist-venezuela-today-thats-money.html
https://twitter.com/descifraguerra/status/1105393223462207488
https://medium.com/@thegilty/cucuta-colombia-serving-as-a-gateway-to-venezuela-venezuelans-bitcoin-606a6645112f

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Originally published at Factly