Corpses of Wuhan Coronavirus Patients Dumped on Roads? Fake Alert

A video on the internet is claiming that corpses of Wuhan coronavirus patients are being dumped on roads.

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An unrelated video on social media is being shared on social media with a claim that Chinese government has dumped dead bodies of coronavirus patients on the roadside in Wuhan. 
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The outbreak of coronavirus has claimed the lives of over 2,000 people in China and ever since there has been a flood on misinformation around the viral disease.

CLAIM

In one such incident, a video is doing rounds on social media with a claim that the Chinese government has dumped the dead bodies of coronavirus infected people on the roadside in Wuhan.

“The video that the Chinese government does not want you to see. A short motorcycle ride throughout the street of Wuhan show you the real pictures in china dead bodies all over contaminated with the coronavirus,” the claim reads.

The video that the Chinese government does not want you to see. A short motorcycle ride throughout the street of Wuhan show you the real pictures in china dead bodies all over contaminated with the coronavirus.

Posted by Jewish Voice on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

An archived version of the post can be seen here.

Corpses of Wuhan Coronavirus Patients Dumped on Roads? Fake Alert
(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)
Corpses of Wuhan Coronavirus Patients Dumped on Roads? Fake Alert
(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

TRUE OR FALSE?

The Quint can confirm that while the video has not been altered in any form, there is no truth to the claim with which it is being shared.

The video from a place called Shenzhen which is 1,094 Km away from Wuhan. Further, it shows migrants sleeping and not dead bodies dumped on road side.

WHAT WE FOUND

We got in touch with Summer Chen, a Taiwanese journalist who helped us identify one of the sign boards. Chen informed us that the video is not from Wuhan but Junhua North Road, Longhua District, Shenzhen.

We followed this with a relevant keywords search and came across a report by New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV).