A video is being shared on Facebook with a claim that coronavirus patients in China are being caught on a highway by officials. Let’s try to analyze the authenticity of the claim made in the post.
Claim: Coronavirus patients in China are being caught by officials on a highway.
Fact: The video in the post is the video of a ‘Mock drill’. The China SWAT team in the video is ‘practising’ to deal with Coronavirus patients. ‘Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
In the video, it can be seen that the officials’ dress has ‘SWAT’ written on it. So, when searched on Google with the keywords ‘SWAT team Coronavirus’, a ‘Global News’ article with the same video was found. From the article, it is understood that the China SWAT team is practising to deal with Coronavirus patients. The same information is also found in a video from the ‘Telegraph’.
To summarize, a mock drill video is shared as the China SWAT team is catching Coronavirus patients on a highway.
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Originally published at Factly