Fact Check: Unrelated Video Shared As COVID-19 Infected Lady Constable Struggling To Find Ambulance In Mumbai

The Logical Indian Investigates a video claiming to show a COVID-19 infected policewoman struggling to find an ambulance in Mumbai

Maharashtra   |   28 May 2020 3:19 AM GMT
Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Unrelated Video Shared As COVID-19 Infected Lady Constable Struggling To Find Ambulance In Mumbai

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A 56-second video showing a female cop kneeling on the street and supporting herself with a scooter parked near the roadside has gone viral on various social media platforms.

In the video, an unknown narrator can be heard claiming that the policewoman is suffering from COVID-19 and is unable to find an ambulance. He also states that the video was recorded near Grant Road's RK Hotel in Mumbai.

Keyword search led to several posts sharing the viral clip on Facebook.



A reverse image search of keyframes led to a News18.com Hindi report with similar claims.


Claim:

COVID-19 Infected policewoman struggling to find an ambulance in Mumbai

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

An unrelated video shared as a policewoman suffering from COVID-19 in Mumbai.

We found that several of these posts attributed the claims to Kirit Somaiya, Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party Maharashtra Unit.



Investigating recent social media activity of the BJP leader led us to a deleted tweet containing a viral clip with the same claim.



Mumbai Police, citing Somaiya's deleted tweet, said, "We appreciate your concern, sir, but this is an old video from 16.05.2020 and is not related to COVID-19. The Lady corona warrior is absolutely healthy and never tested positive for COVID-19."

In a statement to BOOM, the Mumbai Police Spokesperson, DCP Pranay Ashok, said that the reason for the lady constable's discomfort was low blood pressure. He also asserted that the policewoman was taken to Reliance Hospital, where she was released after an examination.

Therefore, It can be ascertained that an unrelated video was falsely shared as a COVID-19 infected lady constable struggling to find an ambulance in Mumbai.

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Claim Review :  COVID-19 Infected policewoman struggling to find an ambulance in Mumbai
Claimed By :  Social Media Posts
Fact Check :  False
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