A video is being widely shared on social media claiming that a Muslim leader recovered from COVID-19 in Pakistan had died due to bullets fired accidentally during the celebrations on his return home. But, FACTLY has found that the video is related to an incident in Jordan, not Pakistan. In Amrawah town of Jordan, Sari Salem Wardat, a person who was set free from jail has died in celebratory gunfire by his cousin. Sari, who had been serving eight months prison sentence, was released two weeks early in line with Jordan government’s measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19.
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1. News article – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/jordan-man-killed-day-released-prison-200417121506809.html
2. News article – https://noticias.caracoltv.com/coronavirus-covid-19/salio-de-prision-por-emergencia-del-covid-19-y-su-primo-lo-mato-por-error-al-celebrar-su-liberacion-nid226970-ie134
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Originally published at Factly