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Mock Drill Video Shared as COVID-19 Case in Bihar’s Hajipur Jail

The video shows a mock drill on how to handle coronavirus patients conducted by Jail officials.

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A video showing a policeman coughing and sneezing and is being shared with a claim that a coronavirus case has been found inside the Hajipur jail premises.
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CLAIM

With fake news around the coronavirus pandemic spreading faster than the virus, a video from Hajipur Jail in Bihar has come to light. The video shows a policeman coughing and sneezing, and is being shared with a claim that a coronavirus case has been found inside the jail premises.

The claim reads: “हाजीपुर जेल की घटना करोना की संदिग्ध मरीज मिला| [Translation: The incident is from Hajipur Jail where a corona positive patient has been found]”

An archived version of the post can be found <a href="https://archive.is/fPhh8">here</a>.
An archived version of the post can be found here.
(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)
Mock Drill Video Shared as COVID-19 Case in Bihar’s Hajipur Jail
(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

We also received a query regarding the video on our WhatsApp helpline.

Mock Drill Video Shared as COVID-19 Case in Bihar’s Hajipur Jail
(Source: WhatsApp/Screenshot)

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TRUE OR FALSE?

False.

Contrary to the claim, no COVID-19 case has been found inside the premises of Hajipur Jail. The video shows a mock drill on how to handle coronavirus patients, conducted by Jail officials.

WHAT WE FOUND

We conducted a Google keyword search using the terms “Bihar Hajipur Jail” and came across a YouTube video which hinted that the video is actually of a mock drill conducted by the Jail authorities.

Further, the same video was uploaded by News18 Bihar claiming that the video is being circulated with misleading claims and it shows a mock drill conducted to familiarise the cops with the process of dealing with COVID-19 patients.

The Quint also reached out to Hajipur District SP, Dr Gaurav Mangla, who confirmed that the video indeed shows a mock drill and is being circulated on social media with false claims.

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